Despite what an insurance adjuster or settlement-mill lawyer might tell you, each car accident injury claim has unique factors affecting the way damages are calculated. The value an experienced lawyer assigns to a personal injury claim is an estimate of the amount a jury would be likely to award the victim if the case went to trial. The more personal injury cases your lawyer has taken to court, the more accurate their estimate will be. The attorneys at Warshafsky Law are real trial lawyers, and they prepare every case to go to trial from the very start.
Calculating the value of your Milwaukee car accident injury claim Auto accident settlement amounts depend on your expenses & the quality of your lawyer.
Shameless strategies insurance companies use to minimize your claim
Insurance companies aren’t interested in calculating a settlement to fairly compensate you for injuries you suffered in a car accident. To an insurer, your pain and suffering represent potential damage to THEIR bottom line. They use a computer program to determine average auto accident settlement amounts for similar claims in your region and then make you a low-ball offer.
This approach speeds up the process of processing claims and saves the insurance company money. When their low-ball offer is refused, insurance companies have ways of making your life miserable, hoping you’ll crumble and take their offer, or even give up entirely. Some of their tactics include denying your claim, undervaluing your pain and suffering, avoiding contact, or burying you in endless paperwork. Sometimes they will try to convince accident victims to stop medical treatment of their injuries, so they can exploit the gap in treatment as proof of a falsified claim.
It all boils down to doing anything and everything they can to pay you as little as possible and keep making money for their business. Insurance companies have teams of lawyers and investigators working for them, yet they may try and give you legal advice or say you’re better off without an attorney. Don’t let them intimidate you, and don’t let an algorithm determine the amount of your settlement. Every accident and every injury is unique, and an insurance company’s settlement formula won’t consider the full scope of damages you suffered.
The experienced legal team at Warshafsky Law will investigate every responsible party involved in your accident until total liability is determined. When it comes to insurance adjusters, it’s better not to say or sign anything until you’ve spoken with Milwaukee's trusted car accident and motorcycle accident attorneys.
Settlement mill law firms are cold and calculating
Not all personal injury lawyers are equal. Unfortunately, plenty of lawyers work for law firms determined to process as many personal injury claims as possible, counting on a high volume of settlements to keep bringing in easy money. These “sign and settle” lawyers often have little or no courtroom experience. Much like the insurance companies, they count on their clients having little understanding of how the law applies to their case.
Settlement mills are interested in fast outcomes and a dependable payout. They don’t necessarily seek the compensation you deserve, but a settlement amount the insurance company is willing to pay quickly so your lawyer can move on to the next claim, and the next, and the next. These attorneys might as well call themselves settlement calculators. They don’t want to go to trial, and they don’t ensure your claim is handled fairly. Their objective is to collect your signature and their fee with a minimum investment of time.
Warshafsky Law maximizes the value of your personal injury compensation
The dollar amount of the settlement is based on damages and liability, including pain and suffering. Under Wisconsin law, the injured person must prove the other party is at fault. If the injured person is found to be partially at fault, the compensation he or she receives will be diminished by the percentage of fault they are assigned.
The largest claims are paid when the other driver is clearly at fault, and even more so when negligence or reckless behavior such as driving under the influence are involved. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, there are also several other ways to collect damages you may not even be aware of—but Warshafsky Law thoroughly examines every case to ensure you get the maximum possible compensation from all liable parties.
Experienced Warshafsky personal injury lawyers help injured accident victims get the fair settlement they deserve. We fight for your best interests against big insurance companies including State Farm, GEICO, Allstate, American Family, Progressive, Acuity and West Bend.
Milwaukee’s no-win-no-fee law firm insurance companies HATE to contend with
We have a unique understanding of how insurance companies operate. They value your claim based on the quality of your legal representation. Insurers know us, and they will go to great lengths to avoid the risk of facing unlimited liability in a jury trial. Once the insurance company’s lawyers calculate the potential expense of a jury trial against determined, experienced personal injury attorneys, they typically start making higher settlement offers. But we don’t stop litigating until each client is awarded the compensation they deserve from insurers and any other responsible parties.
We’ll review your case for free and examine your situation from every angle before recommending action. Once we accept a case, our clients never owe a retainer or a fee upfront—we are prepared to go the distance, and we prepare to win at trial each and every time. You won’t pay one cent until you’ve collected your payment. Call us now and don’t delay—there is a statute of limitations on personal injury cases.