After an accident, you may receive a call from a State Farm agent requesting information about your claim.
While an insurance adjuster might seem nice and helpful over the phone, the insurance company’s primary goal is to pay you as little as possible for your injuries.
Therefore, you should always consult with an attorney so you know what to expect during insurance negotiations.
How will you know if, for example, your State Farm settlement for whiplash compensates you fairly for any damages you suffered?
Well, our attorneys at Tenge Law Firm have decades of experience negotiating State Farm bodily injury settlements on behalf of our injured clients, and we can advise you.
Our creative, dedicated accident attorneys have won numerous multi-million dollar awards and settlements for clients. Contact our office today so we can review your case.
Who Qualifies for a State Farm Whiplash Settlement?
If you suffer injuries in an accident caused by another party, you might be able to bring a lawsuit against the responsible driver. This means you have to prove that the responsible party’s wrongful or negligent conduct resulted in the accident that caused your injuries.
An attorney can help you show that a party is negligent by proving the following:
- The responsible party owed a legal duty to act reasonably under the circumstances,
- The responsible party breached that duty,
- The breach caused an accident that resulted in your whiplash injury, and
- The accident resulted in actual damages to the party bringing the accident claim.
An attorney can help you prove these elements to ensure you will recover a settlement or judgment for your accident claim.
If the responsible party carries insurance coverage through State Farm, the insurance company will typically pay the settlement on behalf of the individual.
But remember that their primary objective is to settle your claim for the lowest amount of money possible.
If the responsible party does not have insurance, such as that provided by State Farm, an uninsured motorist settlement may be your only option.
An attorney at Tenge Law Firm will negotiate with the insurance company for you and make sure the State Farm settlement for whiplash or other injury is a fair offer.
What Goes into State Farm Accident Payouts?
Car accidents cost a lot of money, even when the damage is minor. In fact, the average cost of an accident in 2020 was $4,700 for just property damage, while accidents with injuries cost an average of $29,200.
Your settlement should compensate you for the losses you suffered due to the accident, such as:
- Medical bills,
- Rehabilitation expenses,
- Lost wages, and
- Loss of future earning capacity.
An experienced accident attorney can help determine what amount is fair and will compensate you fully after your accident.
Contact Tenge Law Firm Today for Help with Your State Farm Accident Settlement
The Tenge Law Firm is dedicated to helping accident victims get the medical care they need and the compensation they deserve.
We want to help you get better and move forward with your life. You do what you need to take care of your health, and we will do the rest. Contact our office today to schedule your free initial consultation.