Sep 15, 2017

Dealing With Car Insurance Companies

Dealing With Car Insurance Companies

An Attorney Can Help

Being in a car accident can be frightening and when it's all over, the claims process has only just begun. If your vehicle has been damaged and if you have been physically injured, then you are going to have to file a claim with the other driver's insurance company to cover the damage to your vehicle, your medical expenses, as well as any other damages that might have incurred.

It's extremely critical to understand that whether you are filing a claim with the other driver's insurance company or your own, that they will do everything within their power to settle your claim for as little as possible.

The claims process is very overwhelming for the average person. The days and weeks immediately after an accident are usually when the accident victim is the most vulnerable because they are without a vehicle, they are often times laid up in a hospital bed, and they are usually unable to go to work.

Unfortunately, this is also the critical period for gathering witness testimony, photographic evidence of the accident, and medical records, all of which play a pivotal role in how much compensation you ultimately receive. If you are recovering from your injuries, you are in the worst possible position to chase down such documentation, let alone submit your own accident claim.

Why You Should Hire a Car Accident Lawyer

It's not fair that insurance companies are at the advantage after an accident, but they are. This is especially the case when the accident victims don't have legal representation. The sooner you hire a qualified Norcross personal injury lawyer, the better. Insurance companies have top-notch attorneys and well informed insurance representatives working at their fingertips and unlike you; they are trained in finding new and innovative ways to settle claims far below what they are worth. What does this mean to you? This means that you wind up shouldering the costs of economic and non-economic damages over time, which can add up to the hundreds of thousands over the upcoming years.

Call For a Consultation

At The Law Offices of Robert A. Rivers, LLC, they have been practicing personal injury law for more than twenty years in Norcross Georgia and they have seen it all. They will swiftly file a claim with your insurance company so you don't have to. They will protect your legal rights from the very beginning and they will protect you against an unfair settlement offer.

If you are contacted by the insurance company before you have spoken to a lawyer, be very careful about what you say. Although you do need to provide basic information about your address and telephone number, you need to maintain the right to consult with an attorney and a doctor before you give them any more information, because anything you say will be used against you by the insurance company. To learn more, contact a car accident attorney from the firm without delay.

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