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Do I Need a Lawyer When Dealing with an Insurance Company?

After a car accident, most people want to get back to normal as quickly as possible. They fulfill their obligations to the insurance company, get some kind of coverage, and move on. What they may not realize is that hiring an attorney to deal with the insurance companies can result in a smoother recovery and a fairer settlement.

Fighting for Your Rights

Insurance adjusters are trained negotiators. It’s their job to know all the tricks of the trade that will shift the assigned fault and reduce your settlement. When speaking to an insurance adjuster, you need to assume that anything you say about the crash or your well-being may be used against you, especially if the adjuster asks for a recorded statement.

A skilled attorney knows how to talk to insurance adjusters and negotiate for the settlement you are entitled to. Most car accident claims are made with the help of an attorney, and those who hire an attorney typically receive three times the compensation of those who represent themselves.

Handling the Busywork

Handling a car accident claim by yourself is stressful, especially when you’re seriously injured. Even a minor case requires extensive paperwork, evidence collecting, emails, and difficult phone calls with the insurance adjusters.

An experienced personal injury attorney wants to make your life easier. Their job is to handle all of the busy work and negotiation while you focus on getting better. An attorney on your side can provide guidance on the do’s and don’ts of a car accident case so you’ll have the best chance at obtaining the full amount you’re entitled to.

If you suffered serious injuries through no fault of your own, we can help. If you’d like to schedule a free case consultation with an experienced car accident attorney from Slusser Law Firm, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (570) 405-9953 or send us an email.

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