Every 10 seconds someone in the United States is involved in a car accident. When we drive, we often see evidence of that statistic, with accidents ranging from whiplash to fender-benders to death. Victims include passengers, drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists.
You are advised not to settle a claim without conferring with legal counsel. After consultation you may possibly resolve that you wish to proceed directly to settlement, or you may realize that more is involved than you anticipated. At least you will have understood your options.