Is this a fair offer?

1 Answers. Asked on Feb 02nd, 2016 on Personal Injury - Virginia
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A commercial vehicle ran a stop sign and smashed into the left front of my car. He was ticketed by the police for running the stop sign. I received minor bumps and bruises and a separated left shoulder (Acromioclavicular joint separation, type 1) which required surgery. Dr. bills totaled $12,000.00. They offered me $18,000.00. If I got a lawyer I probably couldn't get much more than that after all the Dr. bills and Lawyers fee's right? Even if a lawyer could get me 3K or so more, It really wouldn't be worth all the trouble and waiting time would it?
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Answered on Feb 03rd, 2016 at 9:14 AM

The offer of $18,000 is grossly unfair I would highly recomend that you speak to a lawyer.   The first conuslation is free, so there is no risk in talking to a lawyer.   Of course, every case is different, but a shoulder injury that required surgery might have a value that exceeds $100,000.  You are entitled to reimbursement for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.   Shoulder surgeries have a difficult recovery, and the pain and suffering alone likely far exceeds the value of their offer.  Based on your brief description, you would be making a costly mistake if you accepted the insuance company's offer.  

Allan M. Siegel, Esq. Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. siegel@dc-law.net office - 202-659-8600 cell - 202-329-6755

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