Were you injured in a car accident? Watch this video by Ventura injury attorney Craig Murphy to find out why you should speak with an attorney before accepting any car accident settlement offers.
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Oftentimes, when the insurance company offers you a real fast, quick, and easy settlement, that is not in your best interest. Before you take it, no matter what, you should call and talk to a skilled and experienced Ventura County trial attorney, someone who has been through this and does this on a daily basis. They will tell you what you should or shouldn’t do. In any event, anytime you get an offer from an insurance company, it’s always negotiable. However, you need to have the information that is necessary for you to fairly evaluate and know the value of your claim before you settle it.
In many instances, what you need to do is consult with an attorney and get the advice. Oftentimes, I will tell people, “You can settle your claim on your own. You don’t need an attorney. Here’s what you need to do.” I will give you the advice that you need to handle it on your own. In fact, I’ve even written a book that tells you how to go through and negotiate and settle your case on your own, if it’s an appropriate case to do that.
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