Whether your personal injury case involves a slip and fall accident, an auto accident, a motorcycle accident, or a construction accident, more than likely there will be an insurance company involved. There are several reasons you should not try to negotiate with insurance companies on your own. It is always best to have an attorney.
Looking Out for Number One
Insurance companies are only looking out for themselves. They want to pay out as little as possible, because providing settlement checks cuts into their profits. While they are obligated to provide compensation, they are going to do everything they can to pay as little as possible. They will likely offer you a very quick settlement if you are willing to take their initial offer. This initial offer is usually much lower than the compensation that you are actually entitled to. Instead of taking whatever the insurance company offers, it is important to consult with an attorney and allow them to negotiate on your behalf.
Knowing the Law
While you do have a right to compensation, most people are not aware of what compensation they are entitled to. You can get compensation for more than just your medical bills. All expenses related to your personal injury case can be compensated, including lost wages from your recovery period. There are additional expenses that may be eligible for compensation. An attorney knows the law and your rights, and they are better able to protect you in negotiations.
If you have been in a personal injury accident and are in negotiations with an insurance company, contact us today for a consultation. We are able to assess your case and make sure you get the full compensation you deserve. Contact us today.