Handling Insurance Companies After Auto Accidents
Our attorneys fight to get you fair compensation
You've been hurt in an auto accident and you've made a claim with the insurance company. They're supposed to be fair and give you the compensation you deserve. But the experienced auto accident attorneys at Lourie Law Firm know it's usually not that simple.
We know the games insurance companies play. They drag things out. They'll offer you less money than you should be getting. They'll deny responsibility or try to blame you for the accident. Our attorneys have dealt with insurance companies in countless claims. We know how to recognize their tactics and how to overcome them.
Here are a few things you should know about insurance companies:
They're in business to make money.
Insurance companies are businesses. And like any business, they want to make money. A great way for them to keep that money is to pay you as little as possible. So they'll try to pay you much less than what your claim is worth. They may even try to deny your claim completely. That's why you need an experienced auto accident attorney on your side. We won't put up with any attempts to pay you less.
They just want you to go away.
Insurance companies may make you an offer for your auto accident claim. They'll say it's the best they can do. Don't believe them. Remember, they want to pay you as little as possible. They want you to just take a low offer and go away. An experienced attorney can determine the true value of your claim and build a strong case that the insurance company can't ignore.
They don't always tell you everything.
Insurance companies aren't likely to volunteer information about the accident. For example, they don't want you to know any details that help prove the driver they insure was at fault. Our legal team conducts a separate investigation into the accident. We'll find out what really happened. If we find evidence the other driver was negligent, the insurance company is more likely to offer you a settlement that works for you.
They'll try to get you to admit fault.
The other driver's insurance company may ask you to make a statement after the accident. They want to ask you questions. What they really want is for you to say something that they can use - something that makes it look like you are partially to blame for what happened. You are under no obligation to talk to them. If the other driver's insurance asks you for a statement, tell them you want to talk to an attorney first. Then contact us.
They don't want you to get a lawyer.
Why would they? A lawyer is going to stand up for your rights and make sure you are paid what you are owed. That's not what the insurance company wants. They want you to take their offer and go away. Our attorneys will get the facts of the case that prove the other driver was negligent. And we'll fight to get you the full compensation you deserve.
If you've been injured in an auto accident, you need an experienced attorney who knows how to get the insurance company to pay you the compensation you deserve. Contact the Lourie Law Firm for a free consultation. Show the insurance company you are serious about your claim.