Do I Need an Attorney?
The short answer–YES! According to an Insurance Research Council (IRC) study, on average, accident claimants who retained attorneys received 300% more compensation than claimants without legal representation. The study also discovered that 85% of injury claim payouts from insurance companies went to victims who were represented by attorney. Insurance companies know this! That’s why the insurance company may often encourage you to avoid hiring an attorney, because they know that the best way to pay out a little as possible is to negotiate with an injured claimant who has no legal representation and guidance.
Handing a legal matter is much more complicated than people realize! When someone has been injured or lost a loved one in an accident caused by a negligent driver, it is crucial to understand how the claims process works, how the law affects their claim, what their legal rights are, and how to protect those legal rights. Each case has unique facts and circumstances, and a variety of factors that could impact its value, and should have a complete legal analysis in order to determine legal time deadlines apply, what evidence needs to be preserved, what notice needs to be given, what law applies, what insurance benefits are available and how to comply with the conditions of the policies, and how to present the cases in the most persuasive fashion to get you the most money possible. For example, may times there are additional insurance coverages available that people are unaware of that can provide the claimant a larger settlement.
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Can I Trust the Auto Insurance Company to Give Me a Fair Settlement?
NO. You cannot trust the Insurance company to make a fair or reasonable settlement offer—unfortunately, they are NOT looking out for your best interests. If you or a loved one have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident caused by a negligent driver, you will of course want to receive all of the financial compensation you are legally entitled to receive. However, insurance companies are “for-profit corporations” that must increase their profits to shareholders and investors. To accomplish this goal, insurance companies must grow the number of policyholders they have paying monthly premiums, while cutting expenses by denying or minimizing accident claim payouts. And the insurance adjusters are well trained as to how to do this.
Auto insurance companies typically discourage claimants from consulting with or retaining an accident attorney because their insurance industry analysis confirms that insurance companies are likely to pay out significantly more money to accident victims who have legal representation. If you have not retained legal counsel, the insurance company typically will deny your claim or offer a inadequate low ball settlement.
How Do I Receive a Free Case Review with an Experienced Attorney?
If you or a member of your family have been injured or if you lost a loved one in an accident caused by a negligent driver, you must speak to an experienced accident attorney without delay. The time to file your claim is limited by law. Hire a law firm with a reputation for success! To receive your free case review and consultation, call our 24/7 national hotline at 1-800-529-7766 or click here to Get Legal Help.
How Much is My Accident Claim Worth?
No one accident claim is the same as another accident claim. Every accident has a unique set of facts and circumstances that can affect the value of an accident claim, as well if a claimant is eligible to receive compensation. In addition, each state has different laws that outline the legal process, determine how much time the claimant has to file their claim, and what types of damages are compensable.
One important thing to understand about filing an auto accident claim is that there may be other insurance coverages available to you, leaving you with more compensation in your pocket. A skilled accident attorney will explore all potential avenues of compensation, including these other insurance coverages, to ensure that the injured pedestrian pursues the fullest measure of damages. Understand what your case is worth and protect your legal right to receive compensation by speaking with an experienced attorney at no cost or obligation. For a free case review, call our national hotline 24/7 at 1-800-529-7766, or click here to Get Legal Help.