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How do insurance companies evaluate personal injury cases?

When a person is injured in a car crash or other accident, medical bills and missed time at work can quickly become a serious concern. Insurance companies frequently use this to their advantage by preying on the vulnerabilities of the injured person. An insurance company’s quick check can seem like a way to get ahead of the snowball of debt, but these are more often than not far below what an injured person’s case is actually worth. It is not uncommon for these “quick checks” to be less than 10% of what the case is really worth.

Each accident case is unique. They all have different variables that impact the value of the claim. These include the severity of the crash, the person who was injured, the length and type of medical treatment, the amount of medical bills, etc. The list is truly limitless. Insurance companies often try to treat each personal injury claim alike, but that simply isn’t reality.

If you or a loved one is injured, it is important to get an attorney who understands that your case is special. No one can quantify your case value without having a deep understanding of your medical history and treatment. Contact Attorney Heath Sullivan at Gulf South Law Firm to discuss your personal injury or car accident case.

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