Responsible car drivers make sure that they have automobile insurance before driving a car in Southern California. It is not only responsible; it is the law.
Unfortunately, there are some irresponsible people driving that do not have insurance, and some of them cause auto accidents that injure or kill innocent victims.
Insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind.
Dealing with an insurance company puts you at a great disadvantage. Even though they enjoy collecting high premiums, the also enjoy paying out as little as possible after an accident claim is put through.
Insurance companies have handled thousands of automobile accident claims and they have an idea about the value of your claim – even if you don’t. By prematurely settling your claim, you could find yourself with unanticipated and uncovered medical expenses.
Don’t listen to claims adjusters if they tell you that you don’t need an attorney to settle your claim. However, an attorney could make a substantial difference in your final outcome – increasing the compensation you receive.
So, if within a few days after you’ve been in an accident you receive a phone call from the at-fault driver’s insurance company, pay attention. The insurance representative wants to help you by offering you some “fast money” right away – by settling quickly. He or she might tell you that they will pay the ambulance bill, the emergency room visit bill, $1,000 for pain and suffering, plus leave the medical options open for a specific time period, like six weeks.
Does that sound like a good deal? Think again. If you accept the insurance company’s offer, you will be required to sign a release stating that the case is closed. The release is a binding legal agreement that eliminates your future options if your injury worsens. You are stuck. It’s because of this that you need a knowledgeable personal injury attorney on your side.
If you are injured by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced personal injury attorney can ensure that you understand your options and help you maximize the compensation you receive for injuries or losses sustained.
The San Bernardino personal injury lawyers at Welebir | Tierney have extensive experience handling a wide range of injuries and wrongful death claims arising from car accidents, including dealing with insurance companies.
You can take comfort in knowing that your claim is being aggressively pursued and professionally handled by an attorney who is dedicated to maximizing your compensation and benefits. Don’y wait contact one of our attorneys located in the San Bernardino County.