Your car insurance policy helps you recover from losses if you are ever in a collision. But if another driver hits you, the opposing insurance company will try and minimize your payout to protect their interests.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year in the U.S., approximately 3 million people sustain nonfatal injuries in car accidents. If you are one of the many injured in a car accident, wait to talk to the insurance company until you have an attorney.
What your attorney can advise you on
As you consult with your attorney, he or she can help you gather substantial evidence that proves the other party’s fault for the accident and teach you how to respond to the opposing insurance company. Your attorney can also advise you on how to obtain proper medical care that will support your claim for compensation.
How an attorney can protect your interests
Working with an attorney can benefit you in the following ways:
- Prevent you from agreeing to a lowball offer
- Make sure you do not have to complete more work than paperwork and forms than necessary
- Uncover sufficient evidence to support your case
- Ensure the insurance company does not manipulate you or infringe on your rights
The opposing insurance company may try to contact you right away after you sustain injuries in an accident. Before you respond or move forward with the claims process, look into hiring an attorney who can provide proper advice and work to protect your interests.