Q: If the insurance company offers me a quick settlement after my Honolulu car accident, should I accept the offer?
No! Though many insurance adjusters are pleasant and friendly, they work for the insurance companies and are concerned about saving their employers money, first and foremost. They are not concerned about your best interests and fairness.
Insurance adjusters know that many injuries only reveal themselves days and weeks after an accident. The sooner you settle your claim, the less likely it is that you’ll know the full extent of your injuries and medical expenses. And once you settle, there’s no going back to the adjuster for additional funds later. The claim is considered closed.
Accepting a quick settlement offer almost always means you’re settling for a lot less than your claim is actually worth. If you are involved in an auto accident, your best course of action is to contact an experienced Honolulu auto accident attorney, someone who will look after your best interests.