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After a car accident, many people think that they should call their insurance company immediately afterwards. While it is important to call your insurance company to report the accident, it is more important to call an experienced personal injury lawyer for help. Your insurance company is not hired to make sure you get paid 100% for your damages. Your insurance company is not required to pay you whatever you believe is fair. Your insurance company will try to pay you as little as possible to resolve your claim. Many times, your insurance company may even mislead you by giving you inaccurate information about your policy. They do not care about your claim against the other party either. Their objective is to pay you as little as possible for your case and close your file.
On the other hand, if you hire a personal injury attorney to represent you, their sole objective is to get you paid as much as possible for your case. Your attorney will know all of the tricks and tactics that the insurance company will use to try to minimize the value of your case. If you talk to your insurance company before you talk to an attorney, the insurance company may be successful in taking advantage of you.
There is a good chance that they will give you the run around, delay paying you, and mislead you about what you should do. If you ask them about medical treatment and bills, they will not tell you what is best for you. They may even try to settle your case for a few hundred dollars when they know your case is worth thousands. Your attorney will make sure that you do not get taken advantage of by the insurance company. Your attorney will provide you with all of the right steps you need to take to help make sure you maximize your recovery.
If you try to deal with the insurance company yourself first, you may be doing damage to your and make it more difficult for your attorney to handle your case. By the time you get around to talking to an attorney, you might have done irreversible damage to your case and it could be difficult to even find an attorney to help you. Avoid all of the landmines the insurance companies set and talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer right away.
Most personal injury lawyers provide free consultations. If you’ve been in an accident, it is definitely worth scheduling an appointment with a personal injury lawyer to make sure you don’t get taken advantage of.
West Covina car accident lawyer, Lem Garcia Law, handles car accidents in California. We provide free case strategy sessions to people who need help. Call us and tell us your story.