Every driver has likely heard that after a car accident, you should exchange insurance information with the other driver. This is so you will have the information to call the insurance company to file a claim for the injuries and losses you suffered in the crash.
However, common advice rarely includes calling an attorney to help you with your insurance claim. This can be a mistake, as seeking the assistance of a car accident law firm throughout the insurance process can make the process easier with more favorable results.
If You Handle a Claim on Your Own
When you call the insurance company to make a claim, you will be asked to provide certain basic information about the crash. Soon after, an adjuster assigned to the claim will likely call you to discuss what happened in-depth. While you may believe you are helping your cause, anything you say during this process can be used by the adjuster to limit the insurance company’s liability.
When you receive a settlement offer from the insurance company, you may be disappointed, as it often starts with a lower offer than you deserve. It’s difficult to know how to negotiate and prove that you deserve more, and many people are convinced that accepting this offer is their only option. By accepting an inadequate amount, you also give up the right to seek additional compensation from that accident in the future.
How Our Law Firm Can Help
Our law firm can assist you through every step of the claims process by doing the following and more:
- Presenting the proper information to support your claim to increase chances of a higher settlement offer.
- Communicating with adjusters to ensure all questions are answered carefully.
- Reviewing any offers for settlement and advising you whether they are inadequate.
- Presenting persuasive evidence in negotiations to maximize your recovery.
- Determining when an insurance settlement cannot cover your losses and when filing a personal injury lawsuit is the proper route
Learn More about How a Fairview Heights Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You
If you have been injured in a crash, call a Fairview Heights car accident lawyer at Page Law as soon as possible. We help with every aspect of your case, so call for a free consultation at 618-351-0890 today.