Bernard Tully Personal Injury Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700
Today, I’m here to help you with a question that might come up if you have been involved in an auto accident and you’re wondering what you should do next. Should you accept the offer that the insurance company makes or should you file suit?
This is an important question and my short answer is it depends. It depends because the circumstances of every case are different and yours is no exception to that. Sometimes it’s better to file suit. Other times it’s better to settle the case up before filing a suit.
Something you need to ask yourself is, “Would I do better in front of a jury?” You have to weigh in the fact that the word insurance will never come up in a trial because you’re not allowed to say that or how much money the offer was on your case in Pennsylvania. This means the jury starts at ground zero.
Maybe you already have a $50,000 offer, but you think you can do better in front of a jury who doesn’t know you have an offer of $50,000 on a serious injury case? Sometimes people can do 10 times better, but unfortunately, that is not always the case. It’s also important to note that other costs start to accrue rather quickly once you filed a lawsuit. You have to also factor in the doctor’s deposition which can cost upwards of $3,000 to $5,000 for their one hour of testimony in their office.
I will say that if you call our office, we won’t try to sell you on why we should take your case. I’ll give you an honest assessment whether I think that the offer that was made to you is a fair or not. From the beginning of the phone call, you’ll know we’re here to help!
Our main focus is honesty. We always preach it. We are passionate about trying to help any injured person or family member with their case. Questions about the blog? CALL US!
Bernard Tully Allegheny County Personal Injury Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700 and 1-800-518-0050