The short answer to the age-old question, “What’s my case worth?” is probably a lot more than what the other driver’s insurance company is offering.
Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) May 02, 2016
Many injured car accident victims are being contacted by insurance company adjusters who offer money to settle with them shortly after a wreck, says head trial attorney Steven Gursten of Farmington Hills-based Michigan Auto Law.
But when these people are contacted by insurance companies, there's very little information on the web to help decipher whether it's a fair offer, or to help calculate what the settlement value of their case could be worth, Gursten added.
Now the auto accident attorneys at Michigan Auto Law have developed a new, interactive online tool to help accident victims calculate the potential settlement value of an automobile accident lawsuit.
Car and truck accident victims can use the interactive tool by visiting:
“The short answer to the age-old question, “What’s my case worth?” is probably a lot more than what the other driver’s insurance company is offering,” Gursten says.
After answering a few short multiple choice questions using the tool, users will receive a free evaluation of the potential value of their injury or the value of hiring a lawyer to file a lawsuit. They will also find answers to frequently asked questions, including:
- How the state where the crash occurs matters.
- Qualifications of an experienced attorney who can help determine settlement value.
- Factors that determine how much an auto case is worth, from both the plaintiff attorney and insurance company perspective.
- How insurance companies determine the value of an auto accident injury claim in 2016.
- Whether or not an accident victim even needs to hire a lawyer.
- And what to do when the insurance company is calling with a "low-ball" settlement offer.
“With this new tool, we provided some of the key factors that insurance companies consider when deciding upon the settlement value of an auto accident case,” said Gursten. “But remember, the entire point of an insurance claims adjuster contacting you early on after a car accident is that he or she is likely seeking a substantial discount of what your claim is worth. They're contacting you precisely because they don’t want you talking to an attorney.”
About Michigan Auto Law: Michigan Auto Law has 17 lawyers exclusively litigating automobile accident and No Fault insurance litigation throughout the state. The law firm has received a top-reported jury verdict or injury settlement for a car crash or truck accident victim for the past 17 consecutive years, according to published year-end compilations by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Michigan Auto Law has law offices in Farmington Hills, Detroit, Sterling Heights, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor. For more information, visit http://www.michiganautolaw.com or call (800) 777-0028.
About Steven M. Gursten: Steven Gursten is recognized as one of the nation’s top attorneys litigating serious auto accident injury and wrongful death cases Steve is an active leader in many organizations, including President of the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association and Past Chair of the American Association for Justice Truck Accident Litigation Group. He has been named a Michigan Lawyers Weekly Lawyer of the Year. Steve is also listed in Best Lawyers in America and is named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan by Super Lawyers. He frequently lectures at legal seminars throughout the country on topics such as trial advocacy, Michigan No Fault law, traumatic brain injury and maximizing auto accident settlements.