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What Should I Do If The Insurance Company Offers Me A Check Right Away?

You should send it back.



The answer is you don't take it. In a personal injury case, it's just not possible to fully assess the nature and extent of an injury after a few hours or a few days. It might actually be an unfair claims practice or potentially even an illegal act for an insurance company to offer you money within a given time period after an accident. My standard advice in these situations is, seek the guidance of an experienced lawyer to look at all of the factors that go into the value of a case and then make an informed decision after you've had a chance to seek counsel.

I hope this addressed your question. Over the course of 25 years, I've found that fully addressing a legal question is best handled in a one-on-one, in person strategy and case analysis conference. I offer these to potential clients on a complimentary basis. Please use any of the methods under the contact tab at the top of the page to arrange yours.

Eric T Kirk

After graduating with honors from Albany Law School in New York, Eric Kirk has spent most of his 25 year legal career battling insurance companies to secure fair and just compensation for his clients in Maryland, New York, and Florida.