When we have damage or injuries due to a Los Angeles car accident, we may think that there is nothing to worry about since our insurance company will take care of everything that is necessary. Unfortunately, in some situations it doesn’t get any further than this.
Finally, insurance companies are a business that operates taking care of your interests, and will do everything possible not to lose out, offering you the least possible in your claim.
Tricks Insurance Companies Use After An Accident.
Here are some of the tricks these companies – through their adjusters – can use for this purpose.
1. Offer you a quick settlement.Adjusters may take advantage of the initial confusion of the accident to try to get you to accept a quick settlement. In the immediate moments and even hours after the accident, you will not have had a chance to see the full consequences. This includes damage to your vehicle and your injuries. Remember that there are injuries that do not appear immediately, and that you need to go to a medical check-up to ensure that you are well. At this time you will not have had the opportunity to speak with a lawyer either. Do not accept anything immediately.
2. Request a recorded statement. Adjusters may request that you give a statement that they can record, under the pretext of having all the information for later, and even pressure you with the justification that it is your obligation to do so. This is not true. Anything you say at this time may be used against you in determining liability. Your lawyer will be able to provide them with all the necessary information after reviewing your case.
3. Prevent you from contacting an attorney. Insurance companies are well aware that people are not very familiar with everything that goes into a claims process. They will try to do everything possible because you do not have the advice of a lawyer, so that in this way they can offer you as little as possible. Some of the arguments they may use is that hiring a lawyer is too expensive, and that there is no need to do so. Most personal injury attorneys offer a free initial consultation, in addition to working through a contingency fee. This means that you will not have to pay anything up front until they have won your case.
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Dealing with insurance companies can be quite complicated. Having the advice of a specialized California car accident lawyer will help you obtain the compensation and justice you deserve. Call us today! We will love to help you.