Do you know what steps to take after an accident in order to protect your rights? One of the things that will come up is discussions with the insurance companies involved—both your own provider and that of the other party.
Whether or not you believe the other party is responsible for the accident and subsequent injury, it’s more about dealing with the insurance company than anything else. Unfortunately, they may try to take advantage of you, meaning it’s very important to hire a Springfield personal injury attorney to help.
Low Settlement Offers
One way in which the insurance company tries to take advantage of victims is by offering a low settlement. This is because they want to protect their own profits, so they’ll try to devalue the claim or put the fault on you.
They may offer a low settlement offer, trying to convince you that it is all you need to move forward. However, there are many cases in which going to trial could help the victim seek the maximum compensation to which they are entitled.
The Question of Liability
For an insurance company, it’s their duty to protect their own bottom line and pay out as little as possible. This means taking steps to reduce the liability of their own client while putting some of the blame on you, the victim.
They look to have recorded conversations with you about the accident which is them hoping you make statements they can use against you. Before you agree to this conversation, though, you want to make sure that you have a lawyer on your side who can speak to the insurance company on your behalf and protect you from making damaging statements.
How a Lawyer Helps
An attorney is able to help prevent this from happening, keeping the insurance company from collecting the information they often use to hurt a claim. Instead, a lawyer puts together the evidence you need to benefit your case and build a strong argument on your behalf.
At Strong-Gardner-Bauer P.C., we truly care about our clients. We want to help you seek the compensation and the justice you need, without you having to worry about the insurance company. We’re ready to stand in your corner and give you the legal advice and tips you need.
Call us today at (417) 855-2022 and learn how we may be able to help.