One of the primary goals of an insurance company after an accident is to deny your claim or to offer you the lowest settlement possible. Many people accept this, assuming that they have no other options available to them. This couldn’t be further from the truth, and accepting the insurance company’s first settlement offer is almost never in the best interest of an accident victim. Your attorney can help you add up all the damages you’ve suffered, including vehicle damage, medical bills, and lost wages, and can provide you a general figure of what your claim is worth. If the insurance company offers a figure that is lower than that, you’ll know to decline and pursue the fair compensation that you deserve.