The insurance company contacted me with a settlement offer. Should I take it?

More and more commonly, insurance companies contact injured parties within a few weeks after the accident and offer them a few thousand dollars “to go away.” Often, insurance companies like to make these early offers before an attorney is involved, before a personal injury claimant knows their rights, and possibly before a claimant knows the full extent of their injuries. Before accepting a settlement, it is a good idea to consult with an attorney to make sure the settlement is fair, and that it is in your best interests. How long will my case take?