Asked in Personal Injury for Oregon

Q: I was in a car accidents that wasn't my fault, sustained injuries, want to know if I should settle for insurance offer

My injuries consisted of a fractured sternum, fractured ribs, and a very large contusion on my cheek

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1 Lawyer Answer
Jina Ly Clark
Jina Ly Clark
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: To answer this question a lot more information would be needed:

Date of Loss

Amount of Medical Bills

Unpaid medical bills that are accident-related

Future medical, if any

Liens on settlement (Your insurance companies will likely have liens)

Wages lost

Lost earning capacity, if any

Weather your injuries are permanent or if they have been resolved.

How strong liability is: Is there any way the other driver can argue they were not at-fault?

Amount of offer

What are the at-fault driver insurance policy limits? What are yours?

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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