The aftermath of a car accident can be extremely stressful. The experience itself is usually shocking to your system overall, forcing a major adrenaline flow, and the emotional and physical duress as the reality of what happened sets in. The car accident may be all you think about for a while, and especially if you are dealing with injuries.
Being in pain exaggerates any process for sure, and if you must deal with an insurance claim also, you may begin to feel like you are being pushed over the edge in every way. This is why it is so important to consult with an experienced car accident attorney if you have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of others.
Car accidents are unfortunately on the rise, despite the amount of education and public safety campaigns available to the public. Many surmise that this is because there are so many cars on the road today, along with distracted drivers, ongoing issues with road design and infrastructure, and many other dynamics at play such as classic problems like speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, and more.
Unfortunately, spinal injuries and paralysis, broken arms and legs and even amputations, soft tissue damage, cuts and contusions, and head injuries are all too common. You may be dealing with one or more of these problems after a car accident, and after all the premiums you’ve paid your car accident company you expect to be taken care of. This is the time that you need to be cared for in every way as you heal!
If you have filed a claim, and you are hearing nothing back from the insurance company at all, this is not a good sign. Most insurance adjusters will be calling almost before you are out of the emergency room, and certainly as soon as they know there is a case pending with a possible pay-out necessary on their part. The insurer’s usual agenda is to get the case opened and closed as quickly as possible while spending as little effort on you and offering as little money to you as possible. No investigation at all means there could be mixed signals (hopefully that is all), or you may be the victim of bad faith practices on the part of the insurance company.
Many policyholders are often shocked by the behavior of insurance companies – but it makes sense when you consider the amount of profits they make each year. Although they may act like it, the insurance adjusters are not your buddies. They are intent on saving the insurance company money, and if they are ignoring you, it is time to make some noise with the help of your car accident attorney. Let them deal with the insurance company from that point on, handling all communications, transferring of police and medical files, and any negotiating on settlements or discussing a trial.
If you have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of others, this is not the time to go it alone! Please call the law offices of Andrew ‘Pike’ Piekalkiewicz, PLLC as soon as possible at (713) 748-7453 or visit AttorneySgtPike for a no obligation case review.