When you are in a car accident that is someone else’s fault, you expect that their insurance is going to pay your property damages and medical costs. After all, that is the purpose of having insurance, right? Unfortunately, there are many reasons that you can’t trust the insurance companies to do the right thing. Here’s what you need to know and what to do when you come up against a wall.
Looking Out for Number One
The insurance companies aren’t in business to pay claims. They are in business to make money. And as such, they will often do everything they can to either deny a claim or to pay out as little as possible. It is entirely likely that the insurance company will not give you a fair settlement without a fight. Many people simply take the settlement offered to them by the insurance company thinking that is all they can get, but this is wrong. With the help of an attorney, you can fight for the compensation that you deserve.
Fighting on Your Side
Since the insurance companies aren’t on your side, who is? You will need to get an experienced personal injury attorney to have someone in your corner. An attorney can work with the insurance companies on your behalf to get a fair compensation deal for you. If the insurance company still refuses to play ball, you can file a lawsuit against the insurance company and the driver that caused the accident. While a good attorney will avoid going to court if possible, they should also not shy away from it if that’s what it takes to get you fair compensation.
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