You entered a so-called “war zone” once you are injured. You are at war, but it is a war that can be won. Insurance companies, and some in the government, have “declared war” on injured people and their attorneys. They wage the war in the media and the propaganda has had a tremendous effect on juries and their verdicts. This is called tort reform. The success that insurance companies have had in prejudicing the minds of jurors have emboldened them to not offer fair settlements until you prove to them that you are ready, willing, and able to go to trial.
Admit it. Until you or a family member got injured, you, too, may have thought that a personal injury lawyer is a bad person and that people who make claims and file suits are stealing from society. The insurance companies paid a lot of money to brainwash you that way!