Considering DIY After a Car Accident? Here’s Why to Avoid It

 In Auto Accident, Car Accident

In a car accident, when you suffer an injury due to no fault of your own, it’s easy to assume that your medical care and other needs will be taken care of. Why? Because you have insurance, and that is what insurance is for. Right? 

A big mistake that people make, though, is thinking that the insurance company always has their best interests at heart. The reality is that insurers are deeply interested in minimizing and even denying compensation to injury victims, and insurance companies have significant resources, including trained adjusters and competent lawyers, that work to pay you as little as possible for a car accident injury. 

Don’t try the DIY approach in insurance matters. Let a professional handle your claim. 

You have enough on your plate already with your injury and all of its ramifications. You may be dealing not only with physical pain and the difficulties of even getting around; you may have mounting medical expenses and lost income due to your inability to work. Your family may be feeling the effects of your injury also. 

You shouldn’t have to deal with all of these things and also have to try worry about whether the insurance company has offered you a sufficient settlement — one that fully covers all costs of the crash. The reality is that insurance companies routinely offer inadequate, low-ball settlements that do not take into account all current medical expenses, much less how the wreck will affect your future. 

While you focus on healing and putting your family back on track, an experienced personal injury attorney can handle your accident claim, including all correspondence and negotiations with the insurance company. Whatever you do, don’t give a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster until you have spoken with a personal injury lawyer first. 

Our experienced team is here to help. Contact one of our experienced Lake Charles car accident lawyers today for a consultation.


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