Las Vegas, NV asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Nevada

Q: Should I settle for the 1st amount offered for an accident if I don't feel right about it?

I was rear ended as a passenger at a traffic light. I now have major back problems. There were 3 others in the vehicle but it appears I was injured the worse. Since I was not going to the doctor on a regular basis, my attorney wants me to settle for $5K in which I will only receive about $2.5K. My pain is consistent now. I do not want to accept this offer as I think I will have long term repercussions. The accident occurred in 2017 and it's now 2020. They gave me basically 1 day to make up my mind. I have decided to take it to court. Any advice?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. It's difficult for an attorney to advise on a file site unseen, and in particular, one where the claimant is already represented. As a general matter, it doesn't mean a great deal for an offer to be the first offer, third one, or fifth one. What matters is the correlation of the figure with the injuries at hand and liability. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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