Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Oct 30, 2010 in Auto Accidents
Many times, when an Arizona car accident occurs, it leads to a legal situation that may or may not include the filing of an Arizona personal injury lawsuit. In situations where one driver was clearly at fault and where proceeding to a trial would only prolong the inevitable finding of liability, there are insurance companies that would be inclined to settle a matter out-of-court in order to avoid the costs of litigation. As much as this decision to work towards a settlement may seem advantageous to someone who has been harmed in a car accident, it's still advisable to have an experienced Phoenix personal injury attorney review the situation before signing any documentation. Below are some reasons as to why.
Anyone who has ever seen a settlement agreement that's written by an insurance company understands that they can be several pages long and can contain complicated language and clauses that can be extremely difficult to understand for anyone. This is generally not an accident, as the more confusing contractual language is, the more open the document will be to interpretation. Therefore, it's always a good practice to not sign any agreement unless every word is understood, especially when the result of the situation will be payment of compensation to the person signing the agreement.
Despite the fact that settlement agreements may seem like a matter is coming to an end, the fact of the matter is that after the document is signed, the injured person still needs to be paid the settlement amount. This is not something that always happens automatically, and the help of an Arizona car accident lawyer can provide assurance that if anything goes wrong between the signing of the agreement and the issuance of the payment that the matter will be handled by a legal professional.
Therefore, if you are in a position to settle a claim as a result of being injured in a collision, contact the Arizona car accident lawyers at Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.
The Phillips Law Group. All rights reserved. All materials contained on the Phillips Law Group website are copyrighted including trademarks, and other proprietary information including the content on its blogs, the home page, and all website pages. The material contained on this website may not be copied, reproduced, modified, transmitted, displayed, or distributed without written permission of the Phillips Law Group. Any reposting, distribution, or displaying of website content on any other business website without prior written consent is a violation of copyright laws. The Phillips Law Group disclaims all liability for content maintained on other websites that are linked to this firm's website.
PMP Marketing Group