Injuries from a car accident can result in serious financial loss that can negatively affect those involved in the accident and their families. Even though stress arises from a car accident, the law provides recourse for injured parties. The injured party has the right to recover damages from the responsible party. Of course a monetary recovery cannot undo the pain and trauma caused by an injury, but it can assist in easing the resulting financial burden.
What Will the Insurance Company Do After a Car Accident?
After an accident, insurance companies and adjusters will try to pressure you into giving them a recorded statement or getting you to sign paperwork. Remember, insurance adjusters are trained to perform a particular service for their respective insurance company. The main goal is to save the insurance company money and to pay you as little as possible. They know how to settle your claim for the smallest amount possible. They are not concerned about your injuries, damages or pain.
The other party’s insurance company will begin an investigation immediately. They have specific steps and procedures when handling auto accident claims. They will try to obtain the police report, have vehicles examined, take photographs, and obtain recorded statements from the involved parties. This is done in an effort to assess damages so they can make an independent determination of what you are worth. Remember, they are not on your side, so the key is NOT to speak with them. They will twist every word you say in an effort to limit the compensation you are entitled and reach a quick settlement.
The insurance company wants to reach a quick settlement because they know that it is almost impossible to have a proper and accurate assessment of your injuries right after the accident occurs. The true value of a claim can only be assessed by a physician after the injured party has been thoroughly examined by the physician. In addition, some cases may require surgery or extensive treatment.
Why You Should Contact Our Office
The Consultation is free whether you retain our office or not. If you decide to retain our office to represent you, the money still won’t come out of your pocket. We get paid a percentage of the settlement, so we get paid if you get paid. We take the risk.
We assess what needs to be done and handle each case on a case by case basis.
If you don’t have insurance, we will refer you to doctors and medical facilities that will treat you with the understanding that payment will be received after a settlement has been reached with the insurance company.
We want to take away the stress that can build up after an injury, so don’t hesitate to contact us. You can speak with an attorney directly and discuss your options.