Insurance companies are not your friends - this is the most important thing to remember when handling your accident case.
Automobile accidents happen. If you have any appreciable injury, YOU NEED A LAWYER! This is so because in order to receive any compensation for car accident injuries, medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and other problems injuries bring on, you will have to deal with a trained, professional insurance company adjuster. INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE NOT YOUR FRIENDS — EVEN YOUR OWN! The goal of insurance companies is to save money, not give it to you. You need a lawyer to obtain fair and reasonable compensation. You will receive more money, even after the lawyer’s fee is taken out, than you will ever hope to receive by yourself. This is true because the lawyer can threaten them with filing a lawsuit. You can’t do that without a lawyer, thus they have no reason to be fair with you. Further, a lawyer knows how to evaluate your case, how to negotiate, and how to obtain the best possible results. A lawyer shouldn’t attempt brain surgery… a layman shouldn’t attempt law.
Has your insurance agent told you that you have “full coverage” on your automobile insurance policy?
YOU DON’T. NOT EVEN CLOSE. THERE IS NO SUCH THING.
Have you ever tried to call an insurance adjuster? Busy line? Voice-mail?
BY THE TIME YOU GET THROUGH YOU’RE SO FRUSTRATED YOU’LL LIKELY AGREE TO ANYTHING.
Have you ever wondered why insurance adjusters seem so friendly at the beginning of the claims process, and so callous when it comes time to pay the claim?
THEY OFTEN GET BONUSES WHEN THEY “GET RID OF” CASES EARLY ON.
Insurance Companies are not your friends. When adjusters “cross the line”, make promises they don’t keep, and say and do things which are not proper, you need help. My firm deals with insurers all day, every day.
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Q. What should I do if I’m injured?
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Q. What is the process once I hire a lawyer?
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