As some of you know my teenage sons were passengers in an auto accident in April.
Luckily the driver did have insurance.
Each son could collect a maximum of $25 K. (Above medical expenses)
I spoke with an attorney, and he said that he believed that he could get the entire amount, yet would keep about half for his fee.
So, it is really a maximum of $12.5 for each son.
Each son's case will be settled separately. The insurance company called yesterday to say that they were ready to settle Samuel's claim. They offered $1,500.
I told them that was far to low and they came back with a counter offer of
$6 K today.
Samuel had his head cut wide open. It looked like a horror movie, yet he suffered no brain damage, thank goodness!!
He had a headache for a day, and his scar is under his hair, plus it is amazingly thin, though long (4 inches) Yet, if he one day should go bald it would certainly be visible...he missed a week of school, was traumatized for sure...etc.
I have no idea.
Is it a hassle to go to court??
Should I negotiate?
I would be most grateful for any advice here!