Bernie Tully Personal Injury Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700
Today’s blog is on a question we often get from clients who were involved in serious back injury cases. Our clients come to us saying “We are happy that you got this current offer from the insurance company and we appreciate everything that you’ve done for us so far. But if you go back to the insurance adjuster and you try to get more $ for us, we are worried that the insurance company is going to pull the offer. What do you advise?”
I have had cases where I had a client with a serious back injury and there was a $50,000 offer from the insurance company to settle the case. I reviewed the case and said to my client that I believed that number was not enough based on the seriousness of their injuries. I believed that we could get more money for the client if we continued pushing forward and not just accepting the current offer from the insurance adjuster. A lot of times, clients again say, “Bernie, what if they pull the offer?”
After 35 years of experience, there have only been two instances out of the thousands of cases I have had where the insurance company made a top offer and the client didn’t want to take it. The insurance company then pulled the offer once we filed a lawsuit. If you are a gambling person, the odds are VERY good that the insurance company is not going to pull the offer.
What I tell clients is that if you were my family member and were in the same situation, I would still give the same advice I just gave you. My advice is to push a little bit more to see if that is their top number.
Our #1 goal is to get you the most $ possible in a way that makes you feel comfortable. We will never push it past what you feel comfortable with. But we believe that the top offer that an insurance adjuster makes is very seldom the actual top offer. It is worth going forward with it to try to get you more $ and the odds are stacked in your favor.
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Bernie Tully Pittsburgh Personal Injury Lawyer. 412-281-8700 and 1-800-518-0050