Car accidents are all-consuming hardships that can be further complicated by the stresses of a push and pull with your insurance company. Insurance companies are often perceived to be “experts” in the valuation of car accidents, so it can be difficult to question their initial offer. A skilled personal injury attorney advocating on your behalf can help you level the playing field in your fight for fair compensation after your accident.
Insurance Companies: Friend or Foe?
You have few resources at your disposal to help you financially recover from a car accident. Your best initial course of action is to call your insurance company and make a claim. In your claim, you will describe key details of the accident, upload photographs of the damage to your vehicle, and describe the extent of any injuries that may have resulted.
While many insurance subscribers expect a sympathetic ear and an appropriately valued offer in response, insurance companies will likely underestimate the value of your claim and propose an offer that does not reflect the hardships that you have endured. Fortunately, an experienced personal injury attorney can negotiate with your insurance company on your behalf to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve after the accident.
Insurance Companies Protect Their Bottom Line. Who’s Protecting Yours?
Many insurance companies do not offer appropriate compensation to subscribers after they make a claim. A critical look at the motivations of your insurance company can explain these low offers. Insurance companies are not looking out for you; they are looking to save as much money as possible. Do not accept an inappropriately low offer. Instead, it is in your best interest to hire a lawyer to negotiate these legal issues so that you can focus on getting better after the accident.
Insurance companies have hundreds of specialized attorneys dedicated to helping them save money – often at the expense of their subscribers’ wallets. Without skilled legal representation in your corner to help you recover compensation, you put yourself at risk of being taken advantage of by your insurance company after your accident.