Posted on behalf of Henness & Haight on Aug 27, 2015 in Insurance News
When you're a child, one of the most important lessons you should learn is to take responsibility. If you hit a baseball through someone's window, you should own up to it, accept responsibility, and make the situation right. Don't run away and hide or deny that you are responsible for the pain you caused, accident or not. Unfortunately, insurance companies haven't learned this lesson. They deny, delay and do everything they can to avoid responsibility for the actions of the irresponsible drivers they cover.
This obviously is not right. When an accident occurs, the driver responsible and their insurance company must be held liable and responsible for the damages incurred. In order to make sure this happens, it is vital that the victim of the accident seeks out the services of a qualified and reputable Las Vegas personal injury attorney.
Never try to settle these cases yourself. The moment you are injured, the pressure will be on. You will be encouraged to sign papers you don't understand. You may be tricked into apologizing for an injury that is not your fault. You will be asked to accept low-ball settlements. The situation can be confusing, stressful and scary.
Hiring a qualified personal injury attorney can be the answer to these problems. An experienced lawyer will know how to navigate the murky and difficult waters of injury law and get you the settlement you deserve. If you decide to forego representation and accept the first settlement offered, you could end up in nearly as bad a situation as you the one you were in when you were injured. Bills can pile up which might have been taken care of if you had an attorney to fight for your rights.
Experienced lawyers have put in years of training and research to get where they are. They not only know the intricacies of injury case law, they know the local legal scene. They are familiar with judges and other attorneys and know how cases are usually tried. This gives them an advantage over less experienced lawyers. They also know how to deal with insurance companies that are on the lookout for an easy payout and lowball offers.
Settling a personal injury case takes time and patience. Your attorney needs to be able to properly evaluate the circumstances of the accident and the severity of your injuries. That way, he or she can cut off every attempt by the other driver and insurance company to avoid or escape responsibility. Your attorney can, with time and patience, make sure that both the insurance company and the other driver who caused your injury are held accountable for their negligence, and are forced to accept responsibility and make right the situation. Just like that child with the baseball bat who cannot escape the retribution of his neighbor, the insurance company won't be able to run from a qualified and expert personal injury attorney. If you are in the Las Vegas area and have been injured in an auto accident, make sure those responsible are held accountable. Look at our auto accident page and call us for a free consultation today.