If you have been in a car accident recently, you may be suffering from serious injuries that are making life difficult, especially as you have to adapt to dealing with a broken arm or leg, spinal or soft tissue damage, whiplash, a concussion, or more. You may find it challenging to think about anything else except not feeling well and managing your pain, trying to adapt to loss of mobility, being out of work, watching the bills pile up out of control, and more. If you were seriously injured due to negligence from another party, however, you may have a valid case against their insurance company, and it is critical to call a car accident attorney as soon as possible.
Once you are working with a skilled injury attorney like Andrew ‘Pike’ Piekalkiewicz, you should have the relief of handing over all communications with the insurer; however, if you have been speaking with and dealing with the insurance company, you may already be shocked at their shady behavior. Bad faith practices run rampant in the insurance industry, and there is no doubt about their agenda: to keep the profits rolling in. They do not have your best interests, your health, or your friendship in mind.
The insurer may also have little respect or courtesy for dealing with helpful, caring witnesses who were on the scene at the time you were struck by another vehicle and have come forth to give statements. These individuals can be critical to your case though as they may have seen the entire accident unfold. In many cases, insurers hope that witnesses will back down or go away if they feel frightened about being involved, intimidated by all the questions, and inundated with requests for taped interviews.
The insurer may go to great lengths to disparage the credibility of any witnesses, turning the entire process into a complete nightmare for someone who just happened to be on the scene and was trying to be helpful by coming forth. Intimidation tactics are not unique to the witnesses either, as they may be trying their best to intimidate you and hope that you will back down and forget about the case altogether as well. This is often not as difficult as you would think as insurers often take advantage of car accident victims who are injured, and vulnerable due to pain and suffering—along with enduring financial duress as they are missing work. If you are in a car accident, always ask any apparent witnesses for their contact information. The scene of the crash is most likely the only time you will ever see them again.
If you have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of others, please call the law offices of Andrew ‘Pike’ Piekalkiewicz, PLLC as soon as possible at (713) 748-7453 or visit Attorney Sgt Pike for a no obligation case review. As a variation of the system employed in trucking cases, Sgt. Attorney Pike activates and deploys the Car Accident Response Team or C.A.R.T. ™ immediately after being hired and in appropriate cases. A team of specialized personnel trained in every aspect of car wrecks and injuries is deployed. Let us help you!