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Maximize recovery with Tip #2 on personal injury cases

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Continuing on with 10 Tips to Maximize Recovery from The Ohio Accident Book, here is tip number two. Our Toledo, Ohio personal injury attorneys encourage anyone who has suffered personal injury, such as from a car accident, to follow these tips in order to receive fair compensation.

2. Don’t rush to settle your claim quickly.

If you’re reading these tips because you were recently involved in a car accident caused by another driver, you may already have received a call from an insurance adjuster trying to settle your claim. Typically, an adjuster will wave a few thousand dollars under your nose to settle the claim quickly. It sounds good until you realize you’re hurt more seriously than you anticipated or your medical bills end up eating into that money.

If you’re tempted to settle your case below its value just because you need money for your medical bills, hold off. If you hire an attorney, the attorney usually will be able to work out an arrangement with your health-care provider for your provider to be paid out of the proceeds of your settlement. The doctor or chiropractor will continue to treat you without requiring payment after receiving what’s called a “letter of protection” from your lawyer. This allows you to continue getting the treatment that you need, while ensuring the doctor is paid at the end of your case.

Settling your case quickly doesn’t allow you to be fully compensated for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. It only benefits the insurance company because it won’t have to pay out the full value of your case.