An auto insurance settlement is a negotiation between you, the injured party and the at-fault party, represented by the insurance company.

The steps you take immediately after a collision may dramatically impact the value of your claim. Before you begin any type of negotiation with the insurance company, you must know the value of your claim.

It is advisable to contact a Texas Personal Injury Attorney to assist you in valuing and resolving your claims. It is not generally advisable to accept the first offer you get from the insurance company.

Remember that the insurance claims’ adjuster does not work for you and does not have your best interests in mind when negotiating a claim. An adjuster’s job is to settle the case quickly and for the least amount of money as possible.