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Should a drunk driving accident injury victim settle quickly?

There is nothing like a fast and easy solution to a person's problem. Americans are all about instant gratification, we rarely like to wait for anything. We like our food fast and our technology to perform even faster. But what if faster isn't always better? In cases of personal injury, oftentimes the delayed outcome can be better than a quicker one.

If you or a loved one was involved in a Plymouth car accident in which a drunk driver injured a person, it isn't a pleasurable situation. Cars driven by drunk drivers are dangerous because impairment causes them to make mistakes while driving resulting in injuring innocent people. Medical expenses, lost wages and even loss of enjoyment of life can result due to car accident injury. Sometimes the fast and easy solution would be to accept the first offer an insurance company offers the injured.

However, that isn't always the most lucrative decision. Regardless of the party that hit you, your own insurance company likely holds a policy that should protect you financially after being involved in a car accident with a drunk driver. Their first offer may cover the initial expenses, but what about longer-term injuries that need care beyond the first few months? Negotiating a better position can help compensate costs not initially covered under the first offer by an insurance company. Therefore, quicker isn't always better.

Unfortunately, insurance companies have their own interests to look after, as well as the interests of their clients. When those two interests come head-to-head it can mean arguing with an insurance company. Don't argue, instead, arbitrate or litigate. These decisions are legally binding.

Source: FindLaw, "Hit by a drunk driver: Settlement basics," Accessed May 29, 2017

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