Why Work with an Attorney?
Often, accident victims will come to us already in negotiations with an insurer. They want to know what we can do that they can’t achieve themselves. There’s more than one answer to that.
- Insurance adjusters bend the truth. Insurance companies’ first priority is their profitability, not your health. That’s why adjusters try to offer accident victims much less than their claims are worth. They’re also trained in finding ways to push some of the liability back on you, so they can avoid paying. Our team can counter these tactics.
- We can handle negotiations. Most accident victims aren’t trained negotiators and may not know what to ask for or where to push. Our team has handled thousands of personal injury cases and developed strategies for handling even the most stubborn insurance adjusters.
- We can identify additional damages. One of the ways insurers get away with paying unfair settlements is failing to identify less-obvious costs. Your hospital bills can and should be fully covered by your claim. We can also help you calculate and ask for damages such as lost wages, future medical needs, and pain and suffering.
- We can litigate if they won’t pay. If you don’t want to take an insurer’s settlement offer, a lawsuit is the only leverage you have against them. When an attorney has been working with you for the entire claims process, they know much more about your case and needs. This means they’ll need less time to learn before filing your case, and they’ll already know potential weaknesses in the insurance company’s defense.