If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the insurance company of the person at fault. However, insurance companies often try to settle claims quickly, even if it means paying you less than what you deserve. Insurance companies want to settle claims rapidly for several reasons.
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First, their goal is to maximize their overall profits, so saving money on claims benefits their bottom line. Second, they understand that injured individuals are often eager to receive compensation quickly and may accept lower settlements in exchange. Finally, insurance companies employ skilled lawyers who work to negotiate settlements using strategies to try and convince injured victims to agree to less than they are entitled to.
Consider these tips when dealing with insurance companies following an accident:
Avoid Recorded Statements: Do not provide a recorded statement to the insurance company. Remember that anything you say can potentially be used against you.
Seek Immediate Medical Attention: It’s crucial to seek medical care promptly. This documentation will demonstrate the severity of your injuries and the treatment you received.
Follow Through with Medical Treatment: Many people skip or miss doctor’s appointments or do not follow through with tests or physical therapy appointments. It is important to adhere to all medical treatment and get the care your doctor advises for you.
Document the Accident Scene: Take pictures of the accident scene to help you remember the details and provide evidence if needed.
Consult an Attorney: Before signing anything from the insurance company, speak with an attorney. In fact, the general rule of thumb is to seek medical attention after a crash and then immediately contact an attorney.
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If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle or bicycle accident, regardless of the severity of your injuries, reach out to the Law Firm of Kass & Moses at 1-800-MOTORCYCLE. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of motorcycle accident victims. We’ll work tirelessly to secure the maximum settlement possible for you. Contact us today for a free consultation.