Insurance Company Tactics After a Car Accident
If you happen to be involved in a motor vehicle accident caused by another party, you will likely hear from the at-fault party’s insurance company. If this happens, contact us immediately as insurance companies are never and will never look out for your best interests.
The main goal of an insurance company is to pay as little premium as possible. If they find an opportunity not to pay you, they will take it. Some car accident insurance companies will advise you that an out-of-court settlement is the best option. If you fall into this trap, you might be paid much less than you should be paid.
Whether you want to file a personal injury claim or a wrongful death claim, you can always count on us to ensure the best possible outcome for your case. We will collect the required evidence and ensure that the insurance companies pay you.
5 Tactics Used BY Insurance Companies After an Accident
Insurance companies know that you will most probably be stressed out immediately after an accident and in need of money. Here are some ways they may try to trick you into giving you less than what you’re owed.
Offering a LowBall Settlement
During this trying and difficult time, they will send their agents, who will offer a settlement amount of around $1000 or below, hoping that you will take it without thinking about the consequences.
If you accept this settlement, it will be binding and final. This means that even if your medical bills surpass the $1000 already paid, it will be difficult for you to take the insurance company to court for more compensation.
Let us use an example of an accident in the state of Georgia. In this state, accident victims should seek compensation or damages from the at-fault driver, thanks to code 51-12-1. If the insurance company tries to deny liability, give us a call, and we’ll have a look at the case, and we will evaluate whether they are compelled to pay you for damages.
Claiming Your Injuries Were Not Caused by the Car Accident
Another familiar tactic insurance companies use is to claim that the injuries were not caused by accident. If you did not go to the hospital immediately after the accident, it could become difficult to prove that the accident caused the injuries.
Discouraging You from Getting a Lawyer
Insurance lawyers know that you have a better chance of increasing the compensation amount if you hire a qualified lawyer. For this reason, they will always discourage you from getting a good car accident lawyer in the disguise that lawyers will only be expensive and derail your payment.
Hire a Qualified Car Accident Lawyer
If you are involved in a car accident, do not hesitate to call The Law Offices of Casey D.Shomo by dialling 561-659-6366. You can also get in touch with us via the submission box on our website. We have years of experience dealing with insurance companies that do not want to pay.