Reasons To Consult With Your Attorney Before an Insurance Company
Suffering an injury from an accident is, for most, a difficult process to go through. Depending on the extent of the injury, you could be trying to heal for weeks, months, or even years. It can be even harder to heal knowing that your injury was due to the negligence of another person.
Injuries due to events such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, truck accidents sadly happen frequently. Unfortunately, many victims are left trying to put back the pieces of their lives, especially if their injuries are particularly devastating and they are unable to work or lead as normal a life as they are used to.
In many instances, after you have suffered injuries and damage to your vehicle after a crash, your best bet at healing may be to recover compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. However, it is always important to consult with an attorney before you speak to the insurer. There are a few reasons for this that you must know.
An Attorney Knows How to Deal with Insurance Companies
One reason why you should always talk with an attorney before you contact the insurance company is that the lawyer knows the full extent of personal injury law in your state and has experience dealing with insurance companies.
As an injured party, your emotions will probably be at the forefront, which means if you speak with a representative from the insurer, you may say too much and that could potentially be used against you. A lawyer, on the other hand, is objective and knows exactly how to speak with a professional from an insurance company in a manner that will not jeapordize your case.
An Attorney Can Give You Essential Guidance
Your personal injury lawyer can give you guidance that can be essential after you have been in an accident. If you are considering filing a personal injury claim against an insurance company, the attorney can provide you with advice that can help you to decide what the best course of action is to take. If you absolutely must speak with the insurance company, your attorney can also inform you properly on what you should and shouldn’t say.
An Attorney Knows How to Present Evidence
When you have to go through an insurance company to recover compensation for an injury and other damages, speaking with an attorney is absolutely crucial. They can effectively present the evidence in your case that is favorable to you.
Your attorney has the knowledge and experience necessary to show the insurance company the evidence in the best possible way to prove that your injuries were a direct result of the negligent party’s acts and that deserve compensation for your medical bills, vehicle damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
An Attorney Can Speed Up the Process
Talking with an attorney and allowing them to handle any contact with an insurance company can speed up the process of getting you a settlement. Your attorney knows the ins and outs of the law and will fight to get you the best possible compensation amount to cover all your damages.
Additionally, in general, car accident cases can sometimes take time to resolve, especially without a lawyer. An experienced car accident lawyer can only help to quicken things, which can help you to move on with your life faster.
An Attorney Can Get Better Settlement Offers
Insurance companies prefer dealing with injured victims due to the fact that they can simply offer them a lowball settlement that is far less than what they deserve. Unfortunately, many people are quick to accept whatever compensation they can get for a number of reasons. On the other hand, an attorney has the experience and knowledge necessary to know when an offer is not satisfactory and can fight for your rights by getting you a settlement that is far better than if you didn’t have them on your side.
These are some of the best reasons you should always consult with an attorney before you speak with an insurance company. If you were injured in an accident in the San Antonio, Texas area and need legal assistance, contact The Law Offices of Tyler and Peery at (210) 774-6445 to discuss your case with an attorney.