- January 18, 2016
When you are seeking compensation for an injury, you should ask your Pierce County personal injury attorney what will happen if your case does not settle. While most insurance companies prefer to settle a case before they go to court, it is still possible that your attorney will have to take your case to the “next level” to ensure that you receive compensation for your injuries.
What Happens If the Insurance Company Will Not Agree to a Settlement Amount?
If your attorney and the insurance company cannot agree to a settlement amount on your case, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit. Also known as litigation, the attorneys will most likely file a case against the person or business that caused the injury and not against the insurance company unless the case involves an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim. In some instances, your attorney may recommend that you wait for a short period of time before filing a lawsuit. This gives the insurance company a little additional time to reconsider the amount that they are willing to pay in compensation. However, if there is a significant difference in the amount that each part thinks the case is worth, filing a lawsuit may be necessary.
Some of the Reasons a Case May Need to Go to Litigation
- The insurance company believes that the attorney has valued the claim too high
- The “fault” of the accident or injury is being questioned
- Internal policies of the insurance company requires that they “force” a lawsuit instead of paying claims
- The insurer is stalling for time in hopes that the attorney will reduce the value of the claim
- The insurance company does not believe the extent of the injury and is forcing the claimant to file a lawsuit to prove the injury
Call a Pierce County Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you have been injured, you are entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. The Law Offices of Greene and Lloyd PLLC, are dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been injured. You can contact their office at 253.770.0808 for a free case evaluation. If you have been injured, then you must speak to a Pierce County personal injury attorney today.