Q: We were in an accident in Kentucky in 2015. The at fault driver pulled out in front off us without looking.
The at fault drivers attorney admits 100% fault. My wife fractured her right wrist and is still having pain. Her doctor bills only amounted around $2000. My car was totaled and insurance paid the loan. She is still having pain as of today and will most likely continue on. The defense will only settle for $7000. Does that seem fair to you?
A: She's still having pain. Did she go to a doctor? Or did she make excuses. With no follow up there's no document to say she's still having pain.
No it doesn't sound good.
But I'm assuming you have an attorney. If not, she signed authorizations and the insurance company got to chat with her and now it's biting you. Why not get a free consult with a member of the Ky. Assn for Justice--they give free consults.Enough of d.i.y.!
A: You and your wife should consult with a personal injury attorney. More information is needed to determine if the offer is fair and your wife may need to continue with treatment with ongoing pain.
A: There are a multitude of factors that play into what the pain and suffering value of a claim is. I'd say that historically, injured individuals that negotiate without an attorney settle their claims for less. As her accident occurred in 2015, you all should seek legal advice as soon as possible to avoid any statute of limitations issues. Get in touch with an accident attorney and they will provide you with free consultation. You should hire a Kentucky attorney. Best of luck.
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