Do Not Sign Anything from the Insurance Company Until You've Talked to a Lawyer
The Four Things I want every person injured in Alabama to Understand:
1. This isn't going to cost you a single dollar out of your pocket.
One of the first things that people think about when hiring a lawyer is how much it will cost. If you have been injured, I will take your case on a contingency basis. That means that you will not pay anything out of pocket to have me represent you. Once I secure a settlement on your behalf, I am paid a percentage out of that money. So if I am unable to secure a settlement for you, you do not pay anything.
2. You are not “Suing” anyone. We are negotiating your settlement from the responsible party's insurance company.
When you secure compensation for your injuries, it does not come out of the other driver's pocket, or from the homeowner's savings account. The money comes from insurance company that is protecting the driver / business / homeowner. It's important to remember that the insurance companies are very good at protecting their own interests; they are typically going to pay you as little as possible to get your claim settled. That is why it's so important to have a lawyer on your side, protecting your rights and ensuring that you are treated fairly.
So many people that I talk to are hesitant to “sue” anyone, they feel like they're “starting trouble” or that since it was an accident, no one should have to pay. The fact is, when you are in an accident, you are dropped right into the middle of a legal situation whether you like it or not. Your own health insurance will likely not pay your medical bills and your own auto insurance will likely not pay for you to fix your car. The legal and insurance system in the United States is set up to find the insurer responsible, and get them to pay. However, this is not always as easy as it seems….continue reading:
3. The Insurance Company aggressively protects their own interest with lawyers
When an insurance company has a claim filed against them based on an injury, they will commonly try to minimize or flat-out deny the claim. The legal system is big, and confusing, and slow-moving at times. The insurance companies know that people who are trying to work through the system are overwhelmed and generally uninformed as to what needs to happen. Insurance companies likely save millions if not billions of dollars a year by simply denying claims and hoping that they go away. Having a lawyer on your side forces the insurance company to take you and your claim seriously.
4. The Insurance Companies have lawyers Protecting their interest, and so should you.
Every insurance company has a team of lawyers that work to protect their interests. Unfortunately for people who have been injured, protecting the insurance company's interests often means paying out less than a claim may actually be worth. To ensure that you are receiving the compensation that you deserve, take advantage of a free initial consultation today.