If you have been injured in an auto accident, you likely have several questions about how to get your car repaired, your medical bills paid for, and also are probably wondering about missed wages from times when you could not work or if you are eligible for compensation for your pain and suffering. Every accident case is a little bit different, but there is one thing that can be said about all of them; if you are offered an early settlement check from your insurance company, talk to a lawyer immediately.
One thing that people who have been involved in an accident need to be aware of is that insurance companies will work very hard at protecting their profits. The only reason that they would offer you money, especially right after the accident, is to get you to settle for less than you are owed. Accidents do not come with a clear price tag; it takes a time to determine the full cost of medical treatments and other compensation that you are owed. Accepting a check from the insurance company will more than likely relieve them of any future responsibility. You only get one chance at making a full financial recovery, make sure you have a lawyer to help get you every penny you are owed.
Insurance companies spend millions, in some cases billions of dollars per year in advertising. This isn’t just because they want your business, it’s also because they want to convince you that they have your back, that they will protect you if anything ever happens. The reality is, insurance companies make money when they bring in monthly premiums and do not have to pay out claims. They will typically go to great lengths to devalue, delay and even outright deny legitimate claims. Getting a fair settlement that will fully cover your injuries without a lawyer is difficult.
Aside from showing the insurance companies that they will have to take your claim seriously, a lawyer can help you with the following:
Whether you have one or two questions, or one-hundred questions, I am here to help you. I look forward to helping you understand how Florida injury law applies to your situation and your options for moving forward.
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