While you may definitely be in a hurry to get your insurance claim paid out after a terrible accident—and rightly so—the insurance company may have their own (clear to them) reasons for a sense of urgency to see that you take a lowball pay-out as quickly as possible; in fact, the insurance adjuster (usually for the other side) may try to intimidate you by explaining that they are going to go ahead and make an offer but that you should consider it very seriously because it is probably all you will ever get. Without the help of a skilled car accident attorney, that may prove to be true also, as it takes experience and resources to fight these mega-corporations.
Being involved in a car accident is an extremely traumatic experience, but you may later begin to feel like dealing with the insurance company was worse! Rather than being on your side, as they tout their services so famously in commercials, you may have been forced into the role of the victim in the entire situation. Instead of having much-needed time to heal, you may feel further stressed out, interrogated like a criminal, and left out in the cold after paying all your premiums as promised.
It does not take long to recognize the signs of bad faith practices, and with the help of a skilled attorney from a firm like the law offices of Andrew ‘Pike’ Piekalkiewicz, PLLC, you can work to protect yourself from surprising and unfair denials, long and drawn-out delays with no true reasoning behind them, other forms of intimidation as you are questioned for facts about the case, and harassment of you or witnesses who may be on the verge of testifying, and more.
If you have been offered a significantly smaller payment on a claim than it is worth, understand that the insurance company has been through experiences like this repeatedly—while you may have only been through it once. They are used to being in control of the situation and do not have your best interests at heart on any level. For an insurer, the goal is to get your case opened and closed as quickly as possible, and with as little money spent—if any.
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 AttorneySgtPike for a no obligation case review.
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