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I Was Hit by a Car in San Diego and the Insurer Handling the Claim Offered Me a Low Amount? What Should I Do?

Before accepting any amount of money from the insurance company for the various damages you suffered, you should consult with a San Diego, CA personal injury attorney who will first assess the value of your damages and compare that amount to what the insurer has offered you.

If you've ever heard that insurance companies aren't your friend, there is some truth to this statement. The fact is, insurance carriers aren't your friends, they are businesses and all business look to profit. When a claim is filed and an insurer has to pay out for the damages a claimant suffered, many adjusters assigned to handle these claims have been trained to offer amounts that are far lower than what you would expect to receive. Unfortunately, many accident victims are unaware of their legal rights and are often convinced by the adjuster that what they are being offered is, in fact, equitable.

So, what do they do? In most cases, the claimant will accept the settlement payment the insurer offers and relinquish their rights to pursue the company for any additional compensation. What many individuals fail to realize is that once you agree to a settlement offer from an insurer, you are agreeing to their terms which generally state that once you accept the money, you are no longer permitted to pursue the carrier for anything else. So, what happens if you don't recover from the injuries you thought were minor but instead are now required to seek expensive medical treatment for them? Who is going to pay for these medical expenses and those to follow in the future?

The Answer is You

It is for this very reason that pedestrians who have been hit by a car are encouraged to seek legal advice before making any sort of decision with the party responsible for paying them. Not only will an attorney provide you with an accurate estimate regarding the damages you suffered, but they can also handle your claim, which may result in the insurer wanting to provide you with a fair settlement. The reality is, when a lawyer is added to the mix, insurers are more likely to provide a claimant with a more reasonable settlement as they know what lawyers are capable of should they decide to provide a victim with a low-ball offer instead.

So, if you or a family member were hit by a driver in San Diego, CA and you feel the amount the adjuster offered you seems too low, it probably is, and we recommend you contact our office to speak with CA personal injury lawyer Bruce S. Meth. Not only might we be able to negotiate on your behalf with the adjuster to try and get him or her to increase their settlement offer, but we can assist you in filing a personal injury lawsuit in an attempt to get you more for your damages.

The State of California has set its statute of limitations for personal injury cases at two years. In other words, this is the deadline you have to file a lawsuit in an effort to recover compensation for the damages/losses you suffered. What this timeframe gives you is an opportunity to seek medical treatment for your injuries and obtain a prognosis from your physician. This, in turn, allows you and your attorney to accurately value your damages.

Now, if you would like to receive a free case evaluation, you can contact the Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth to schedule an initial consultation.

You Can Reach The Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth at

Phone: (619) 691-8942
Email: attorneymeth@gmail.com
Website: www.attorneymeth.com

Chula Vista Office (Main Office)
815 3rd Ave #203
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Client Reviews
Highly recommend anyone that is looking to find an excellent injury attorney- go to the man Bruce Meth. Him and his colleague Jared Leuck work very hard and I’m very, very happy with the outcome of my case. My mother has been a client as well and we definitely recommend them. Some of the finest attorneys in San Diego! Jackie S.
Caring, honest accident lawyers are hard to find. After my incident involving an underinsured driver, Bruce Meth worked diligently on my case and achieved a very satisfactory result. Attorney Meth listened to my concerns, clearly explained my options, and kept me informed about progress on my case. I recommend him (five stars!) without reservation. Christine B.
Bruce and his staff are excellent in the way they handled my case. They were quick, efficient, and outstanding. Bruce communicated throughout the case and we got satisfaction for our car crash settlement. Bruce was there for us when we needed a skilled attorney to help us navigate through all the legalese and situations that arose during the entire process. We would recommend Bruce Meth for anyone who has a personal injury case. Dean F.
The service provided by all the staff at the office off attorney Bruce Meth was exceptional. They made me feel at peace when I was in one of the most stressful moment of my life, I received periodical phone calls and e-mails to check on me and to see how the treatment was working out for me. Mr Bruce explained everything in terms that I could understand and made me and my husband feel like family. I couldn’t be more happy of the outcome of my case, he worked hard to get me the best settlement possible. Marya L.
Jared Leuck handled my auto accident case in a professional and expedient fashion. When we first met, I was unsure whether I should proceed on my own or use his services. He objectively and accurately explained to pros and cons of each option. Shortly thereafter I enlisted his services. I am so happy I did. All through the process, he patiently took the time to explain each step. I was extremely satisfied with the outcome of the experience. I appreciate his diligent efforts and highly recommend him. Donald H.