Q: I was in an accident and I was not at fault. What recourse do I have after a low-ball offer from the at-fault insurance?
Assuming you have already retained an attorney on a contingency fee basis, your main three options are:
1. You can accept it and close the claim out;
2. You can file a lawsuit provided your attorney has means and desire to take the case to trial;
3. You can make a counter offer.
It’s expensive and time consuming to work a case up for jury trial, it’s disappointing to take a lowball offer, so most people will make a counter offer.
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