After a collision, there may be another stressful and difficult challenge you have to face. Communication with insurance companies can be a real headache. Unfortunately, representatives of insurance companies have a reputation for being manipulative and self-serving. As a result, you could end up with an unfair and insufficient amount of financial restitution for your accident.
You do not have to confront difficult insurance companies alone. A car accident lawyer can deal with them on your behalf. With the help of the right car accident lawyer, you can get fast and fair restitution. This includes compensation for all the damage and injuries you have experienced in your car collision.
Collecting fast compensation after a car accident is possible. Please contact “The Fast Firm” at Gould Injury Law to get the compensation you deserve sooner. Call our law office at 888-WIN-FAST. Or fill out the online form and schedule your free consultation today!
Why It’s Good to Have a Car Accident Lawyer Deal With Insurance Companies?
Dealing with another party’s insurance company on your own is difficult to say the least. You might get worn out or annoyed. This situation is made worse when you are suffering from injuries and trying to heal.
Although in pain, you may need to have multiple difficult conversations with the insurance companies who are more concerned with profits than your well-being. Even though you are tired and healing, you would need to be alert to the manipulative tactics of insurance representatives.
It may be that you have a solid case against the at-fault driver. In such a situation, an insurance company can still try to get you to accept an unfair settlement. Insurance representatives can make every effort to weaken your determination.
There are some 3 million car collisions and injuries each year in the US, so insurance companies have plenty of opportunities to practice avoiding accountability. They may, for instance, be slow to respond to your inquiries. Insurance companies may even attempt to pressure you to accept minimum restitution.
Insurance companies will use tactics to pay you less than you deserve in compensation. They may try to:
- Make a significantly reduced settlement offer
- Manipulate you into making a statement that impairs your claim
- Attempt to get you to sign documents that waive your rights
- Pressure you to take part in a recorded statement that hurts your case
- Prolong settlement negotiations
Insurance company agents are prepared to resist your efforts to get the compensation you deserve. This can be an overwhelming situation to overcome on your own, especially while you recover from injuries. With the help of a car accident lawyer, you can get the help you need to overcome these challenges.
How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help You Get a Fast and Fair Settlement?
Insurance companies know that car collision victims are worried about their financial status. They often count on an accident victim feeling a lot of pressure to get money as fast as possible. Insurance companies are likely to try to get a victim to settle quickly with unfairly low compensation.
It is rarely in the interest of the victim to accept the first settlement offer of an insurance provider. A skilled car accident lawyer can give you a fast defense against insurance companies.
What can a lawyer accomplish on your behalf? The following are specific actions a car accident lawyer can take with insurance companies. These actions can significantly benefit you and increase your settlement to adequately protect your interests.
Collect evidence to identify fault and liability
The collection of evidence and identification of who was at fault and liable is a key first action. A car accident lawyer can do this for you. Why is this the first step?
Insurance companies do not want to be held accountable for a car collision. They want to avoid paying compensation. It is crucial to your case that you have enough accurate evidence to prove that the insurance company is liable. Without this evidence, the insurance company will attempt to avoid liability.
Your car accident attorney can gather this essential evidence. Then, your lawyer can present this evidence to the insurance company. He or she can argue on your behalf if the insurance company resists the facts of your evidence.
What actions can your lawyer take to compile the pertinent evidence for your case? He or she can perform the following tasks to build a strong case on your behalf:
- Gather and organize all photos you took at the accident scene
- Visit the scene and assess the collision location
- Take needed photographs at the accident scene
- Organize and evaluate eyewitness accounts
- Verify the accuracy of police reports describing the accident
- Have experts examine the evidence to determine the angle of impact, inspect forensic analysis, and analyze skid mark evidence from the scene
- Review medical documentation and compare it with pertinent testimony
Insurance companies will want to create a picture of the accident scene in which they have less, or zero, accountability. The evidence collected by your lawyer can prevent them from accomplishing this. Your car accident attorney can collect and present evidence fast that the insurance company is liable.
Determine the damages
The next important step involves proving to the insurance company the amount of restitution you deserve for your damages. This can be a lengthy process that your car accident lawyer can help you with.
Your car accident lawyer can assist you in gathering all the documentation of expenses connected to your injuries. This will help to ensure you receive the maximum settlement. It is important to have accurate documentation. This includes medical bills, doctor’s visits, prescriptions, and receipts.
Medical personnel and hospital staff are generally not resistant to assisting in the legal process of a car collision case. Yet, as they care for the immediate health needs of patients, your record requests can end up not being a priority for them.
Your car accident attorney can assist greatly in this situation. He or she can communicate with the staff about your medical information. Your attorney can do this in a respectful manner while still putting pressure on them to act quickly. This persistent, firm, and polite insistence can motivate them to provide the documentation for your case sooner.
Speak directly with the insurance company
After a car collision, insurance companies will use their own investigators and adjusters. They will try to determine what caused the accident. During this process, they will also determine who they think is liable for the damage and injuries by comparing your claim’s details with the results of their own investigation.
It is uncommon for an insurance company to fully and immediately agree with the injury claim filed by the victim. Frequently an insurance company will propose a counteroffer settlement with a reduced amount. The insurance company may also deny your claim entirely.
Negotiations with an obstinate and resistant insurance company can be exhausting and agitating, but your car accident lawyer can handle these negotiations so you don’t have to. Your lawyer can use legal tactics to force insurance companies to cooperate faster. He or she can use the evidence collected to resist and overcome their efforts to either deny your claim or pay a reduced amount that is not fair.
You need an amount of compensation that covers your injuries and damages currently and on in the future. Your attorney can negotiate with the insurance company for an accurately estimated and just settlement.
Claim negotiations can be difficult. With the help of an experienced legal team, though, you can succeed in getting the compensation you need.
Help you win a fast settlement
After a car accident, you need compensation now. Gould Injury Law is known for getting our clients fast compensation. Don’t let insurance companies put off offering you less than you deserve.
Our legal team is ready to help you get what you need as fast as possible. We can aggressively pursue your claim to get you quick, satisfactory results.
Fast Car Accident Lawyers Who Can Deal with Insurance Companies for You
After a car accident, the insurance companies involved in your case will be looking out for their best interests. You need someone on your side to look out for you. A personal injury attorney can help you sidestep and overcome the tactics used by insurance companies to take advantage of you.
A car accident lawyer can take action for you. He or she can confront the insurer, communicate with them, and negotiate your settlement while you step back and relax. Your attorney can put pressure on the insurance company to pay you the restitution you deserve fast.
All this can happen while you focus on your recovery. To learn more about how our car accident lawyers can help you deal with insurance companies after a collision, please contact us. Our law firm works quickly to provide you with the legal help that is important to your accident case. We can get you results fast.
Contact the attorneys at Gould Injury Law, serving all of Connecticut, sooner rather than later to ensure your claim’s success. Call 888-WIN-FAST or fill out the online form for a free consultation.