Bad advice from lawyer? Whiplash and settling.?

by admin on December 12, 2010

I met with a lawyer today for a car accident I was just in. The accident wasn’t my fault. I have a neck sprain and he said he would settle with the insurance. However, he told me to go ahead and take the settlement that the insurance company would offer me (which won’t be much). Why would he tell me to accept their offer when he’s going to settle with them? I thought you did one or the other. I just want somebody to explain the reasoning behind it. My lawyer is also a "no win, no fee" lawyer. I’m confused on what to do.

My insurance adjuster left me a message and said he wanted to talk figures with me tomorrow and that my rental (that I pay for through my insurance) is up on Monday.
Oh Susie Lou you know nothing about me or the situation so keep your political opinions to yourself if you’re not going to help.

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susie lou December 12, 2010 at 9:15 am

People like you are why this economy and world are so screwed up ….why don’t you just deal with the whiplash instead of scamming some insurance company?

EDIT…there is no reason to sue for an accident..I guess i just have some pride and don’t depend on bogus injuries to make a living. Yes, i am bitter because i have been injured and have a screwed up back and neck and have never filed a claim. I just deal with it..that is what more people need to do instead of just filing a claim and suing for this crap…The attornies are the ones that dream this shitt up to fill their own wallets and it makes me sick!!

who_is_jack_shit December 12, 2010 at 9:15 am

You wont get much from whiplash as it is not a permanent injury (I know as I have had it) so don’t expect huge figures as they just don’t pay out any more because nearly every accident seems to result in at least one person getting whiplash.

Kizzy December 12, 2010 at 9:15 am

Whiplash (cervical strain) is a soft tissue injury that heals over time, it’s not a big bucks settlement. If this is a no win, no fee attorney…then listen to him, what he’s saying is take the settlement and run because he’s not going to make any money off of this.

As for your rental, your own adjuster from your carrier wants to settle the total loss of your vehicle. Most insurance policies have a 30 day rental or 3 days after a settlement is offered. Even if you dispute the total loss amount, your rental is normally not extended.

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