If you are injured in a car accident you will be contacted by an insurance adjuster from your own insurance company. That person’s goal will be to pay you as little compensation as possible, even though you may be seriously hurt and have paid all your insurance premiums for years.
Help With Insurance Companies
The adjuster will be courteous, perhaps even friendly and sympathetic. If you are not prepared for this ambush you may end up paying most of your medical and repair costs out of pocket. The adjuster will make you an offer, presenting it as fair and even generous. To you it might indeed seem to be generous.
Don’t accept it. You are not obliged to accept it, or even to talk to the adjuster. Dealing with your insurance company is something that your car accident attorney can do. We can protect you from being short-changed and if necessary can even take the matter to court in our fight for fair compensation for your injuries and expenses.
Maximizing Your Settlement Amount
Besides giving you help with your insurance company, an auto accident lawyer can have your medical records examined by a medical professional. We would want to assess your medical status in order to determine how much compensation would be fair and appropriate for you. You can be confident that your insurance company will also examine your medical records, looking for reasons to reduce your compensation.
Other people involved in the car accident may well hire an attorney to fight for their interests. Why not have your own attorney who has your interests at heart? Otherwise you stand alone against strong teams of experienced and determined lawyers looking to minimize the amount paid to you.
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident and would like to know more about your legal position, please call or email our automobile accident attorneys today to schedule a free case evaluation.