Insurance companies know everything about car accident claims in Reno. They make it their business to know, and that means they have legal teams to help make their bottom line a reality. Your bottom line is that you need a settlement that is appropriate. A good insurance company is going to try and help you, but it’s always going to start at the lowest figure possible. You are a person, not a number, and you need a settlement that will help you move forward. Perhaps you should file your car accident claim with the help of an attorney.
If the insurance company has legal help, maybe you need the same. An attorney is going to know how to push the company using the right strategies to get you more money for your claim. One thing you do have to think about is that hiring an attorney is also going to mean that he or she gets about a third of your settlement. That says it’s not always in everyone’s best interest to hire a car accident lawyer to get more money.
You have to think about what you’re entitled to in regards to your coverage and the settlement amount. If you’re unsure, speaking with a trusted personal injury lawyer should help clear things up. He or she won’t be able to give you a rock solid figure necessarily, but the attorney will create a clearer picture of what’s owed to you. Are there lost wages? What types of medical bills do you have to worry about?
You also want to make sure that you can get into another vehicle. How many times have you heard stories about insurance companies not even paying a car off after it was totaled in an accident? It happens, and there can be so much legal red tape to wade through if you don’t know how to negotiate with an insurance company. In fact, it’s not really about negotiation. It’s about the legal truth behind the situation and having a lawyer that knows what he or she is doing to get you the proper settlement.
Too many people have called to file a claim with an insurance company oblivious to the fact that they aren’t going to get the proper settlement. They think the insurance company is going to take care of them. It doesn’t always work out that way when playing with insurance policies and numbers. Sometimes the situation needs to be further explored through a legal lens, and a lawyer has to step in and bring your case to the forefront.
Insurance companies are about their bottom line, and you are about yours. There can be all kinds of ways the two sides come together in agreement, and a lawyer can put emphasis on your case file and claim. Maybe it’s what needs to happen in your case so that you have the money you need to move on. Think about what’s owed to you and what you should be able to do after you receive a settlement by talking to Matt Dion & Associates today.