Yes, a lawyer will take the lead in dealing with insurance companies after you have been injured in a car accident. One of the most frustrating aspects of being involved in an incident that results in an injury is dealing with the insurance companies. They can demand additional information while wanting you to provide an official statement.
At the same time, they will be looking to gather evidence that gives them an excuse to deny your claim. Hiring an attorney at our firm can provide peace of mind after an accident. We can handle all the correspondence with the insurance companies to protect your rights and seek out appropriate compensation.
How Soon Can a Lawyer Take Over Communication With the Insurance Company?
If you have been involved in an incident that resulted in an injury, you have likely already talked with at least one insurance company. This exchange could have been something as simple as reporting the injury and providing names of medical providers or official statements.
The most important thing to remember is that as soon as you hire an attorney from our team, we will deal with the insurance companies for you. In fact, one of the first things that we will do is send a letter of representation to the insurance company informing them of how we have accepted the case.
Why is Hiring an Attorney a Good Idea After an Accident?
It is important to remember that the insurance companies are not your friends. While it is true that your own insurance company may be there to help you pay some medical bills, their goal is always to pay as little as possible while still collecting premiums.
At the same time, the other party’s insurance company will always work to frustrate your efforts at collecting compensation. This can include:
- Demanding an official statement where your story may change
- Gathering evidence that may portray your choices in a poor light
- Overwhelming you with paperwork
- Offering token sum settlements in an attempt to end the claim for a fraction of its value
Hiring an attorney from our firm could help you fight back against these common tactics.
How an Attorney Can Provide Specific and Concrete Help
Facing constant pressure from insurance companies can only serve to delay your recovery and put added stress on you. As a result, the first benefit to hiring one of our lawyers after an accident is to put an end to the constant contact from insurance companies.
In fact, once you hire our attorney to represent your interests in a case, the insurance company cannot contact you directly. In addition, your attorney can work with you to craft responses to insurance company letters and demands for additional information.
Finally, we can take the lead during all settlement negotiations. Whether an injury was the result of a slip and fall, a car crash, or a pedestrian accident, most cases end with a settlement through an insurance policy. Even so, obtaining fair compensation requires you to build a potent case and demonstrate how the incident has impacted your life. An attorney from our firm will strive to prove both these concepts and determine whether an offered settlement amount is appropriate.
A Lawyer Can Immediately Take Over All Interactions With Insurance Companies
Dealing with the insurance companies after suffering a personal injury can be a demoralizing and frustrating experience. While you are trying to make your best recovery and get your life back on track, these organizations can be demanding official statements or be trying to get you to accept a premature settlement.
At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, we understand that the insurance claims represent the vast majority of compensation that people receive after accidents. We also know that proper communication with these companies is essential to collecting these payments.
As a result, we at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC will deal with insurance companies immediately after you hire us to handle your case. We can also work to provide official statements, form appropriate demand packages, and provide guidance concerning any settlement offers that may come in the future. Give us a call today at (571) 229-1800 to learn more in a free consultation.