Why do I need an attorney? Why can’t I just handle the insurance company myself? The answer is simple. Because the insurance company will have a huge upper-hand. If you have been involved in an accident, whether it be a car, motorcycle, boat, or truck accident, you must not hesitate to immediately seek legal counsel.
Forget their slogans and funny commercials, the insurance company is not on your side. Insurance companies have armies of adjusters. They are specifically trained to reduce the recovery of people making claims for personal injuries. These adjusters handle claims everyday. They will use their knowledge of the process to take advantage of people who are unfamiliar with the system. Remember, insurance companies are not in the business of paying out claims, they’re in the business of collecting insurance premiums and reducing the payment of claims.
In nearly every accident where the insurance company thinks a future claim is likely they will immediately ask to take your recorded statement. Ask yourself, why are they trying to record my statement? The answer: they are trying to obtain early information that can be used to hurt your case. The bottom line is that the insurance company will do everything they can to minimize, deny, or delay payment of your claim.
Without an attorney, the odds are stacked against you. You need somebody in your corner who is familiar with the system. Better yet, you need an attorney who used to work for the insurance companies. Our attorneys used to represent major national insurance companies in personal injury claims. Insurance adjusters called us when they were in trouble. We are very familiar with their tactics. This gives our clients an advantage over the insurance company.
What if I’ve already taken steps independently?
Not a problem, we’ll take it from there. Dealing with an insurance company can be incredibly stressful and frustrating. We view part of our jobs as alleviating that stress for our clients so they can focus on getting healthy again. We will strive to make the process as seamless as possible for our clients. You can rest easy knowing that we have your back, and that we will do every possible to maximize your recovery.