San Jose, CA asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California

Q: if I don't accept an insurance company's first offer for bodily injury & I ask for more $$, can they take the offer back

5 Lawyer Answers
William John Light
William John Light
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes. They can also 0ffer more.

Gerald Barry Dorfman agrees with this answer

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes. They could. If you are negotiating by yourself, they are probably low balling you, Talk to an attorney in your area and ask him if the offer is reasonable. Best of luck.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: yes, they can withdraw an offer but a lawyer would need more facts.

they can also increase the offer.

you should consult with a personal injury attorney in your area for guidance

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: They can but most likely will not take it back because they know if you accept it without a lawyer then they are getting over on you. Unless they discover something that hurts your claim. You really should consider getting a lawyer in your area because you will still get more even with a lawyer getting some. The lawyer can also reduce the amount you have to pay back to your medical providers or insurance.

Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: If any offer is not accepted, the insurance company's adjuster can simply withdraw the offer. That usually doesn't happen. It also doesn't mean that the insurance will meet your demand or even increase the current offer. If you don't reach a reasonable offer from the insurance company, you would be wise to contact a local personal injury litigation lawyer to guide through this process.

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