Don’t Be Fooled. The Insurance Company Wants You To Accept A Low Offer For Your Injury Case.
If you are injured in an accident, chances are, the insurance company will have their adjustor call you shortly after the accident. I had a new client earlier this week tell me that the adjustor went so far as to tell her she would personally make sure that my client was taken care of so that she didn’t need to hire a lawyer. Luckily, my client already knew to be aware of the tactics insurance adjustor’s use to take advantage of accident victims.
My advice is the following. You may not need a lawyer for your case, and you MAY be better off settling on your own with the adjustor. But, you owe it to yourself and your case to at least take the time to find out what your rights are and to gain the knowledge you need before settling your case, that that you do not make a mistake that can destroy your accident case. Nearly every accident and injury lawyer in the Charleston and surrounding areas offers a free case evaluation. So, it makes sense to at least speak with an attorney about your legal rights. Remember, the insurance adjustor works for the insurance company, and she/he has a job to do. The adjustor’s job is to save the insurance company money, not to protect your rights.
An experienced personal injury attorney can evaluate your case and tell you if he/she believes you need an attorney to represent you for your accident case. If you have a serious injury or a require a significant amount of treatment, you should always speak with an attorney before you decide to deal with the insurance company alone.