Traffic accidents are traumatizing and stressful. When you are recovering from injuries after an accident and you are out of work because of those injuries the inclination is to get a settlement as fast as possible. Litigating a personal injury claim can be a long process and you won’t see your compensation until it is over. It is understandable that you want to conclude as swiftly as you can, but is accepting a check from the insurance company immediately after your crash a good option?
Many times individuals who have been victimized are unaware of their rights after an accident and will accept the first settlement they are offered when they are entitled to be compensated much more. They may not yet know the amount they will have to pay out of pocket for personal property damages, medical bills, and missed wages and so that first check may look enticing when in reality, it won’t cover all the costs of the accident.
When you sign your name to the dotted line and accept what the insurance company offers you put yourself in a box. Once you agree to the settlement, you are not likely to be able to go back to the insurance company for more compensation when the real costs of the accident hit your wallet. Working with an experienced Arizona serious injury attorney is a proactive way to protect your best interests after an accident and ensure that you are receiving the highest amount of compensation for your damages.
Many times victims of so-called “minor accidents” don’t think they are entitled to much and are unaware of the challenges that await them and the impact the accident will have on their health and life. Minor accidents may be in bumper to bumper traffic where you are rear-ended, crashes in parking lots, accidents in stores, sports arenas, hiking areas, swimming holes, and pools, etc. So victims will often take whatever check the insurance company offers without realizing they have much larger costs that the settlement they accepted won’t cover.
Insurance companies employ many tactics to reduce the amount of money they have to pay out in compensation or try to eliminate any compensation. They are hoping that they intimidate victims out of their rights and that these victims will not have legal representation to help them combat these tricky schemes.
You can’t fall prey to the insurance companies’ deceitful maneuvers and be further victimized. The resourceful and talented Phoenix personal injury lawyers at ELG will ensure you are not. The legal team at ELG is dedicated to providing exceptional legal representation of the highest caliber on injury-related matters. We pride ourselves in fighting on behalf of those who have been victimized in the state of Arizona by other’s negligence.
After an accident when you are seeking compensation, the rule of thumb is to never discuss the details of your accident with either your insurance company or the liable party’s insurance company without a lawyer’s guidance. Your legal representation will review the facts of the accident first and then advise you on the best way to move forward including how you can best answer the questions in a way that will maximize your compensation.
You deserve a fair settlement when you have been injured by a negligent party. Don’t accept anything less. Call the attorneys at ELG today and set up a free consultation. We are here to help you after your accident at either our Phoenix or Mesa personal injury law offices at 623-562-3838.
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