Should I accept a settlement offer?

After an accident, the full extent of resulting injuries may not become apparent until months have gone by. Potential defendants (insurance companies, cruise lines, etc.) will attempt to settle your claim often before the full extent of the injuries have surfaced, and for very little compensation. Remember, it is the job of the party offering to settle your claim to get you to agree to settle for as little money as possible. It can often be tempting to accept a small settlement to move past the incident as quickly as possible, but be wary of these quick settlements. Once you have accepted a settlement of your claim, you are not allowed to recover any compensation for any injuries, even if they were unknown at the time you originally settled. Our attorneys at Munch and Munch, P.A. have extensive experience representing personal injury victims, and can assist you in determining whether your claim is one that will require representation by an attorney. Call 813-251-5837 or email us to discuss your claim.