By Dallas Car Accident Injury Attorney, Tim O’Hare
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If you have been injured as the result of a car accident, fall or workplace injury you are probably learning just how difficult it is to navigate the maze of insurance laws. Dealing with insurance companies be a frustrating, anxiety-filled ordeal, but the good news is you don’t have to handle your injury claim on your own. And in our opinion, you shouldn’t try to.
Insurance adjusters can be tricky, to put it nicely. Often, the goal of insurance companies and the adjusters that work for them is to get individuals to settle for far less than what they are entitled to. When the insurance company is all about the bottom line, it isn’t uncommon to see insurance adjusters pulling out stunts to ensure they pay out as little as possible.
Insurance adjusters may try to hit you when you’re at your weakest point, for example, visiting you in the hospital and attempting to get you to sign a release, waiving your rights to a claim while you are on morphine or other drugs that may cloud your ability to think clearly. In some cases, the adjusters will get to you before you know the full extent of your injuries, promising to pay for future medical bills with an amount they know won’t cover your future bills. It’s often the victim who pays the consequences. Insurance companies have also been known to hide documents, fail to release documents and outright lie about what a witness had to say about an incident.
Don’t let yourself be a victim twice. Hire a Dallas – Ft. Worth personal injury attorney who will work for you, dealing with insurance companies and the law, to ensure you are treated fairly and receive what the law says you are due. Insurance adjusters are less likely to try to take advantage of you if you have legal representation, and won’t get away with it if you hire this firm.
You may consider hiring a personal injury attorney another unnecessary expense, but doing so can pay back multiple dividends, decreasing your stress level and helping you recover more money than you ever could on your own to help you pay for medical bills, recover your lost wages and be compensated for your pain, hassle and scarring.
If you have the misfortune of being injured due to the fault of another, hire a lawyer who deals strictly in personal injury law as he or she will be familiar with all the laws pertaining to your case, laws that often vary by state. A personal injury attorney will also have the necessary knowledge to help you receive fair compensation. If your case for any reason needs to be disputed in court, a personal injury lawyer will provide the best representation to handle your case.
In addition to hiring an attorney who will work for you, it is important for you to know what information you should and shouldn’t give to an insurance adjuster who may contact you regarding your accident. Here are two things you should know:
Don’t Talk to the Insurance Company – Let Your Law firm Do the Talking for You. Many law firms won’t handle your property damage. We handle property damage for our clients, and don’t charge a thing. If a client talks to them, there is very little doubt the adjuster will seek information in an attempt to limit your damages – we make sure your damages are fully recovered. They do not have your best interests at heart – they have their pocketbook at heart.
Be Patient About Your Case. Dealing with the insurance company, complex rules of law and evidence, and medical providers takes time. To do things right does require time – a reputable personal injury lawyer will do things as fast as possible, but sometimes it takes a lot of time to get things done right. Patience pays off in the end.
If you have been injured in a car accident, suffered injury on someone else’s property, or suffered an injury through no fault of your own in another manner, contact The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare to speak with an experienced Dallas – Ft. Worth Personal Injury Attorney. We will help you in your time of need and make sure you are not taken advantage of.
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