If someone else’s negligence causes you to be injured in an accident, such as a traffic accident, a slip and fall accident, or any other kind of dangerous accident, you’ll look to the at-fault party’s insurance provider to compensate you for the losses you experience. While it is good to know that you’re covered, it’s also important to understand that the insurance company is on the insurance company’s side – not yours – and that having an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney can make all the difference when it comes to your ability to obtain just compensation.
The Insurance Company
Like other businesses out there, the insurance company handling your claim is in the business of generating revenue. While it’s true that it’s paid to cover your personal injury claim, you need to keep in mind that it is not on your side and will do what it needs to do to keep your compensation as low as it can get away with. Leaving the insurance company in the able hands of your dedicated personal injury attorney is the best course of action when it comes to protecting your personal injury claim and best interests.
Recognizing the Insurance Company’s Tactics
If you move forward with the understanding that the insurance company is on your side and prepared to fully compensate you for your full range of losses (or legal damages), you are likely to end up with a woefully inadequate settlement that fails to support your fullest recovery. Be on the lookout for all the following tactics that insurance company’s commonly turn to in their efforts to bolster their own profits:
- If the insurance company denies your claim from the get-go, it does not necessarily mean that you have no claim but is likely, instead, a bid to scare you off.
- If the insurance company makes an early settlement offer, it’s very likely attempting to finalize your claim before you recognize the full extent of your physical, financial, and emotional damages.
- If the claims process is never ending and excessively complicated, the insurance company may be artificially complicating the process in the hope that you will give up and your claim will go away.
- The insurance company may cast doubt on the extent of the damages you’ve suffered and/or on who is at-fault for the injuries you’ve suffered.
Your personal injury attorney has the insight and experience to thwart the insurance company’s attempts to minimize your claim (or negate it entirely), and you are well advised to allow him or her to skillfully negotiate on your behalf for your claim’s most advantageous conclusion.
It’s Time to Consult with an Experienced Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney
If someone else’s negligence causes you to be injured, the distinguished Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd recognize the gravity of your concerns and are committed to skillfully pursuing the compensation that you need and to which you are entitled. For more information, please don’t delay contacting or calling us at 888.474.9616 today.