What Should I Do If an Insurance Company Contacts Me to Settle?
No one plans to be in a car accident. Knowing what to do after an accident isn’t something you typically know – until you need to. Given this, understanding what not to do is often a challenge.
In fact, one of the biggest misnomers people make when dealing with a personal injury claim is working too closely with their insurance company. While many individuals believe that their insurance company is on their side fighting to protect their right to financial compensation, that is, unfortunately, rarely the case.
Most insurance companies will attempt to contact accident injury victims to gather additional information, a recorded statement, or persuade victims into settling far too early and for far less than what is owed to them.
Therefore, if an insurance company contacts you about a personal injury case in an attempt to settle, it is important to explore your options and request a free case review from a highly experienced attorney.
Do not negotiate with the insurance company on your own, and do not agree to their first offer before getting a second opinion. The insurance company almost never offers a fair settlement value at the start as they hope that an initial appeal of cash will get you to settle for far less than you deserve.
This is why it’s essential to work with a personal injury attorney after an accident. Personal injury lawyers should only receive their compensation if they win your case, so they truly have your best interest in mind.
If you have been hurt in a personal injury accident, contact Chaffin Luhana today for a free case review. One of our attorneys could help you get the settlement you deserve.