In any type of personal injury case, whether it be a slip-and-fall accident, a dog bite, a car accident, or any other type of accident caused by negligence, you should have an attorney working for you on your side. Not only that, but you should only discuss your case with your own attorney, or with your attorney present. This is because the other people you encounter during the settlement of your case may appear helpful, but they are ultimately trying to stop you from getting the compensation you deserve.
Insurance Companies Are Out for Themselves
Whether it is your insurance company you are dealing with or the insurance company of the negligent party, that insurance company is only out for themselves. Insurance companies make billions of dollars a year insuring vehicles for which they attempt to pay out as little as possible when the occasional claim comes rolling in. They may tell you that they want to help you get your compensation, but there is always something in it for them. You should never agree or sign your name to anything, and you should never cash a check without talking to an attorney first.
Negligent Parties Are Also Looking Out for Number One
Even if a negligent party that is responsible for your personal injury accident has insurance, they are likely to do everything they can to get out of it completely. When a company or individual has to file a claim when they are at fault, it raises their insurance rates considerably. If the party doesn’t have insurance, they are going to be even more adamant about not paying any compensation. Again, these individuals might ask if you are doing okay, but they are really fishing for something that they can use to avoid paying.
If you are in a personal injury case and you don’t have an attorney, you need to remedy this right away. Contact our offices for more information or to schedule your free consultation.