Should I Consult A Buffalo Injury Lawyer Before Signing A Settlement Release?

Always Consult With An Attorney Before Signing A Settlement Release

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Distinguished as a Premier Lawyer of America and Top 3 Personal Injury Lawyer in Buffalo, and His Elite Team of Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Renowned as a Best Law Firm of America, Aggressively Negotiate Cases to Demand the Highest Damages for Accident Victims in Buffalo, New York, Throughout New York State, and Beyond.

Always Consult With An Attorney Before Signing A Settlement Release

Accidents and related injuries can have shattering consequences for victims and their families. Whether a negligent driver rear-ended you at a red light, you were hit by a drunk driver while crossing the street, or an elevator slammed on your hand, you may be coping with life-altering injuries. While it is possible to oversee your accident case without hiring a personal injury attorney, it is crucial to appreciate what you are getting yourself into. Insurance companies will negotiate more aggressively when your damages are significant or if liability is not so straightforward. When these two key factors are at play, insurance adjusters will likely offer a lowball settlement, deny your claim, or even blame you.

For instance, while a highly experienced personal injury attorney would know that the legal doctrine of comparative negligence would still allow you to recover compensation for your damages, most accident victims who choose to negotiate their settlements would not. Dealing with insurance companies and defense lawyers can be extremely difficult. Even if adjusters seem easy to work with, they may just be trying to get you to settle quickly. Insurance adjusters know that victims negotiating their claims lack legal knowledge and often extort this fact. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested attorneys have dedicated their lives to practicing law and demanding justice for victims. We realize that you can only fully recover by obtaining reasonable compensation. No victim should be forced to negotiate their settlement agreements without highly qualified legal representation.

In 2005, Jed Dietrich, Esq., much-admired as a Best Attorney of America, founded the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. to provide the highest level of personal injury representation to accident victims of Western New York and beyond. Throughout the years, our top rated attorneys have seen the shocking consequences that unjust settlements can have on victims and their families. While we cannot guarantee you a specific dollar amount, our personal injury attorneys will demand compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, mental duress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, loss of consortium, and more. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned team is determined to obtain the best possible result for your case. Please, contact our extraordinary law firm at 716-839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form. The Dietrich Legal Team’s highly qualified lawyers are committed to helping you every step of the way.

Should I Accept The Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer? Should I Accept The Insurance Company’s Settlement Offer?

Just because you suffered severe injuries, it in no way guarantees that you will obtain a reasonable settlement offer without an attorney; the truth is that most insurance companies care more about saving money than your best interests. Adjusters seek to settle victims’ claims for the lowest possible dollar amount. Consequently, even your own insurance company may minimize the severity of your injuries and offer a lowball settlement. In cases involving strong liability and devastating injuries, adjusters may offer higher settlements because they want victims to settle quickly before consulting with an attorney. Even if you have been offered a reasonable settlement, it is crucial to realize that you can only obtain one settlement. Upon signing a settlement release, you agree to give up all your claims in exchange for a set amount of money. A release is a legally binding contract meant to prevent you from seeking further damages from the defendant based on the same accident.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s leading lawyers have witnessed tragic instances where, after accepting settlements, the victim’s injuries significantly worsen. While countless accident victims have approached our elite team after signing unjust release agreements, our hands are tied at that point. Unfortunately, these victims’ lives have been completely ruined because their medical expenses have continued to pile up and are unaffordable. That is why we recommend never settling before consulting with a lawyer.



Factors That Must Be Considered When Settling Your Case

Although you may want to settle your claim promptly, this could result in obtaining significantly less money than you deserve. Compensation should make you whole again by returning you to the same position you were in before the accident. A reasonable settlement offer must consider all of your injuries, other damages, and the possibility of further complications that could increase your actual damages. As mentioned above, you will be powerless to seek additional damages upon signing a release, even if your health deteriorates. Therefore, before settling your case, it is essential to consider the following:

  1. You Still Require Medical Care: Future surgeries and other medical treatments can be costly and should be carefully analyzed by our medical experts.
  2. Injuries Have Reduced Your Quality of Life: Frequently, victims who take quick settlements fail to fully comprehend how much their injuries negatively impact their quality of life. For example, if you were an enthusiastic mountain climber, but your injury has made climbing impossible, you should be given extra money for your loss of enjoyment.
  3. Loss of Consortium: It is important to remember that severe injuries may affect your loved ones too. In the wake of your accident, you may not realize how much your injuries have devastated your marriage or family life.
  4. You Cannot Work: Whether injuries cause you to take time off from work or make returning to your exact job impossible, injured victims often fail to realize the consequences on their careers. If your injuries force you to accept a lower salary or prevent you from getting promoted, you may be eligible to receive money for diminished future earning capacity.
  5. Other Parties are Bringing Claims: Sometimes, other parties may file a claim against you. For example, a passenger in your vehicle or other drivers in a multi-vehicle accident. Other claims must be considered before settling because all your money could be used to pay the other party.

Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to resolve his client’s injury claims. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite team has a long-established reputation for demanding justice and getting the maximum compensation for our client’s economic and non-economic damages. Before you talk to any insurance adjusters or sign any papers, please schedule a case evaluation with our highly experienced litigators. We would be happy to discuss your case and offer advice. Documented as a Best Law Firm of America, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested attorneys are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939 or by completing our online consultation form

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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