Dont let the insurance company take advantage of you

Law Offices of Steven Zwick
Dec 19 2019

The simple truth is all car accident claims should have the representation of a good car accident attorney. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that they can handle their car accident claim on their own but they find out too late that they cannot.

If you are asking do I need an attorney? You do. Car accident claims are not easy to navigate. You do need to understand the laws surrounding car accidents and your rights. Most people do not, and unfortunately, they are taken advantage of.

Don’t Be Taken Advantage Of

One of the biggest misconceptions about a car accident is that if you are not at fault you are completely covered in the accident. This is not always the case. In some cases, the insurance company will fight back and fight back with a vengeance.

In some cases the insurance company does not want to take responsibility for the accident and you have to take them to court. In other cases, the insurance company will use underhanded practices to get you to settle quickly for a lot less than the damage and personal losses total.

Of course, you are eager to get this matter taken care of quickly but you do not want to be taken advantage of. Once you sign the settlement paperwork it is very difficult to come back later and reopen the case.

Around three million people are injured each year in car accidents. To the insurance company, you are simply a case number that needs to be cleared from their system for as little cost as possible. Do not let them push you to settle without knowing your rights. A trusted Aliso Viejo personal injury attorney will help to protect your rights after a car accident.

Statistically Speaking

The average settlement for a car accident claim involving bodily injury when represented by an attorney can range from $10,000 to $70,000 without an attorney the average settlement ranges from $3000 to $45000.

Legal representation for a car accident victim not only increases the amount of the payout but it also affects whether you will receive compensation at all. In 9 out of 10 claims represented by an attorney, compensation was paid. Without the representation of an attorney, only 6 out of 10 victims were paid compensation.

Statistically speaking claimants that accepted the first offer for settlement without an attorney, received $30,000 less than claimants that had an attorney and did not settle for the first offer for their car accident claims. You can see why having a car accident attorney is vital. Get the representation that you deserve.