The first thing that many individuals wonder when they are hurt in an accident is if they have a legal claim. It is often difficult to parse through the specifics of a case to understand who might be at fault and whether a third party acted inappropriately such that he or she can be held legally accountable, in full or in part, for the harm caused. We can meet and go over the specifics to decide whether you have a case.
Following an accident, it is understandable for individuals to want to settle the matter quickly and move on with their lives. As a result, some may be tempted to take care of all issues—including legal issues—without professional representation. It is crucial to understand the pitfalls of trying to go it alone.
It cannot be reiterated enough that insurance companies are in the business of minimizing payouts to maximize company profits. No matter how nice the insurance adjuster seems or how many details you are given regarding your compensation, the adjuster’s goal is to pay you as little as possible.
When a motor vehicle accident occurs, it is easy to become disoriented, shaken, and confused. However, in the aftermath of an accident it is important to obtain crucial information. A helpful way to remind yourself what to do after a car accident is to keep a checklist of phone numbers to call and questions to ask, along with your insurance information, in your glove compartment or center console.