What should a victim do if approached with a settlement by an insurance company?
If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian, and you’re approached by the at-fault party’s insurance company with a settlement, I would highly advise that you seek council from an experienced personal injury attorney, to talk about the facts of your case and the situation that you find yourself in, because there may be instances where you could jeopardize your claim or other claims that you have. For instance, if you have uninsured motorist coverage, then you would need permission from your own insurance company before accepting that settlement. Secondly, if the person that hit you is driving a car owned by somebody else, there could be an additional policy of insurance that will cover your claim. So I would suggest that you speak with a qualified attorney and then you can make an informed decision.