If you were involved in a car accident and have been offered an amount of money from the car insurance company to resolve your bodily injury claim, you should talk to an experienced personal injury attorney right away. The car insurance company is most likely offering much less money than what your claim is worth and is trying to resolve it for pennies on the dollar.
For example, if you were rear-ended at a high speed and your car was totaled, it is very likely that the other party’s car insurance company will attempt to settle your case with you before you get an attorney for thousands less than what your claim is potentially worth. Car insurance carriers will often offer you $500 to $1,000 for your bodily injury claim in hopes that you want to get the quick money and run.
This amount of money might sound a lot of money for you to get just for getting into a car accident, but it is most likely much less than what you could walk away with if you have an attorney represent you.
Personal injury attorneys know how much your case is potentially worth and know how to maximize the value of your case for you. Insurance companies are in the business of paying out as little as possible while collecting as much as possible from their policyholders.
In short, don’t accept what the insurance company is offering without talking to an insurance company first. Case consultations with Lem Garcia Law, car accident lawyer in West Covina, are always free.
By: West Covina car accident attorney, Lem Garcia