Insurance Companies And Auto Accidents
Smith & Hassler Will Work with You to Get the Compensation You Need from Your Insurance Company
Paying medical bills and receiving compensation for lost wages are your immediate concerns after an auto accident. But dealing with insurance companies can be a confusing and frustrating process. Our experienced car accident attorneys know how insurance companies work and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
At Smith & Hassler, our personal injury lawyers have earned a reputation for being strong advocates for victims' rights. Insurance companies know that we will make sure they are accountable for their obligation to adequately compensate victims for their injuries. We will work for the money owed to you by the insurance companies and those negligent parties.
It is typical for insurance companies to try to pay you as little as possible. Their main concern is the bottom line, not whether or not you are being fairly compensated. That's why you need an attorney who knows how to get insurance companies to pay you the compensation you deserve.
How We Can Help You
We've lost count of the number of times an insurance company has made an initial settlement offer that was ridiculously low. It's a common tactic. They are hoping you will take their initial offer and just go away. They may even tell you that it's the best they can do. But our attorneys know the tricks insurance companies play.
That's why we put the time and effort into building a strong case for you. We get straight to the facts of what happened. Our legal team reviews all the evidence in your accident. We review accident reports, medical records and witness statements. We will talk to witnesses ourselves. If necessary, we will bring in experts. Our lawyers know where to look for proof of negligence.
When we show the insurance company that we have a strong case and are prepared to take them to court, they listen. We are usually able to negotiate a favorable settlement for clients. But if the insurance company won't agree to a fair settlement, we will fight them in court.
Contact us Before Speaking to the Insurance Company
Your own auto insurance company and the insurer of the person who caused the car accident will seek information for different reasons. Before talking with an insurance adjuster or investigator, even if the other person's liability seems obvious, contact Smith & Hassler for advice on how to proceed. Remember: If you give an insurance company a recorded statement, your statement would be evidence if a lawsuit were filed later. Insurance adjusters are trained to ask questions in a way that is favorable to them.
An insurance company may also want you to get an independent medical evaluation from one of their own doctors. We can help you prepare for this exam so the doctor has all the necessary information about your accident and your injury. And we will challenge any conclusions by the doctor that disputes the extent of your injury.
Contact a Car and Truck Accident Lawyer with Our Firm
At Smith & Hassler, an experienced personal injury attorney will assist you or your loved one in your case. Call (713) 739-1250 for your free personal injury consultation today.
Remember, your initial consultation is free, and you don't pay us unless you win.