When I accept a personal injury case, I collect all of the medical records, police reports and other documentation to prove my client's claim. Then I sit down with my client and evaluate the claim taking into consideration the disruption it has had in their lives and jury verdicts for similar injuries.
Then, and only then, with the express agreement of my client, I extend a settlement offer. Settling without filing suit is always preferable, if possible, because it maximizes the amount of money that reaches the client and the funds reach the client 1-2 years sooner than if suit is filed.
Then, and only then, if the client agrees to a counter offer from the insurance company, we settle the claim. If the client does not accept the counter offer, that is when the client, and only the client, will decide if he or she wants to file suit.
For more information about my practice, see: http://www.keenanpowell.com/settlements_pi.html.
If you have any questions regarding your personal injury case, please call. To contact me, use the contact form on this page or call 258-7663. ALL CONSULTATIONS ARE FREE.