How an accident attorney Boca Raton deals with insurance companies
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you will likely be interacting with an insurance company, either directly or indirectly. If you a hire an accident attorney Boca Raton, they will deal with the insurance company on your behalf. In most personal injury cases, the insurance company for the negligent party handles all of the work when it comes to settlements and settlement offers to the injured party.
It is important to understand that in a personal injury case, the defendant’s insurance company is not on your side. The insurance company’s primary goal is to keep as much of its own money as possible – it is often expected that an insurance company’s initial settlement offer for your claim will be low. While insurance adjusters of the defendant will be cordial with you, it is important to remember that they are not representing you or looking out for your best interests. Therefore, it is typically to your benefit to have an experienced accident attorney Boca Raton to represent you. An attorney can help you navigate insurance company pitfalls that could comprise the value of your personal injury claim, and explain what an insurance company is analyzing, such as:
- Offering an initial settlement that is under value to what you may be entitled;
- Analyzing where the accident took place;
- Examining statements made to insurance companies and/or police reports;
- Reviewing social media postings as it may relate to your claim; and
- Considering prior injuries and preexisting conditions that can influence the perception of your accident related injuries.
A personal injury lawyer will know and understand the insurance company’s strategies, and will be able to negotiate on your behalf in order to maximize the settlement value of your case. If the insurance company is still unwilling to make an acceptable settlement offer, then you will have the option of taking your claim to court.
If you are in need of assistance in dealing with insurance companies after a personal injury accident, call the accident attorney Boca Raton of Greenberg & Strelitz, P.A. at (561)361-9400 for your free initial consultation for all injury matters.