If you have been injured through no fault of your own, the first thing that must have popped into your mind is your insurance company, right? The adjuster seemed friendly and must have your best interests at heart. However, that is rarely the case irrespective of the severity of a claim. Do not call the insurance company, call Attorney Javier Marcos first.
Believe it or not, your insurance company does not have your best interests at heart and may try to dispute your claim. To prevent that from happening at all, it would be a better idea to consult a personal injury attorney who can represent you better. Otherwise, you might end up with a claim that does little to nothing for you when it comes to paying medical bills.
The following are some of the main reasons why a personal injury attorney should be your first port of call after an accident:
- The insurance adjuster will not work for your best interests – the fact is that the adjuster is NOT your friend no matter how friendly he/she appears. They are experts at gaining the trust of injury victims so that they can convince them to settle for a lower settlement fee.
They know how to negotiate a deal with victims that might seem to be in their best interest, but which is actually in favor of the insurance company. Unless you do this for a living or are an attorney yourself, you will be duped into accepting a low amount.
- There are several types of insurance – It can be quite easy to get confused with the sheer number of insurance claims you can claim. For example, do you know the difference between underinsured and liability insurance? Personal injury attorneys do and will make sure you remain aware of information and jargon that can actually help your case.
If the insurance adjuster calls you chances are he/she only represents the liability insurance for the defendant. In case he/she manages to make you sign a release, you might lose all rights to benefit from the insurance. A personal injury attorney can prevent this from taking place.
If you still want to make your insurance company aware of the accident, just notify them that you will be making a claim. Whatever you do, do not speak with the defendant’s insurance company before you have had the chance of hiring an attorney for yourself. In fact, the best case scenario is not to speak with anyone but your attorney after you sustain injuries. If you have to notify the insurance company anyway, just provide them basic information such as the date, time and location of the incident. Any queries regarding your role in the incident, injuries etc should not be entertained till an attorney is present.
Need an attorney? Call Attorney Javier Marcos
Attorney Javier Marcos can help you get the claim you deserve from your personal injury case by providing expert legal advice and experienced attorneys. Do not call the insurance company, let Attorney Javier Marcos talk to them. Call us for a free consultation today and we will help you any way we can. Call us 24 hours at 713.999.4444. Free consultation and there is no payment unless we win the case. We go to you.