Hurt In An Accident? Tell The Insurance Companies You Mean Business
Our law firm stands up for injured motorists and passengers
In theory, if you're hurt in an auto accident, insurance should cover all your expenses. That's why we pay premiums, after all. In practice, it's rarely that simple. Insurance companies make their money by reducing or denying claims, and they'll look for any excuse they can to pay you less than you need.
Even if you're dealing with your own insurance company after an accident, they may not be on your side. And if you're trying to collect from an insurance carrier for another driver, good luck. They often only care more about their bottom line and protecting their client, not helping you.
That's why you need an accident attorney on your side who knows how to handle insurance companies. Contact Marcus & Mack today.
We know the arguments insurance companies make - and how to beat them
Our attorneys have nearly 100 years of combined experience standing up to the insurance companies. We know the tricks they use, and we know how to beat them at their own game. Some of the tactics they often try to employ involve:
- Pressuring you to provide a statement. Often, a claims adjuster will tell the injured person that making an immediate statement will speed up the claims process. The reality is that any recorded statement can be used against you, and the insurance company may edit it or take it out of context. If you must provide a statement for insurance purposes, we strongly recommend that you come to our office and sit down with one of our attorneys to create a written statement. That way, you can make sure your statement accurately reflects your side of the story and protects your legal rights.
- Paying less than you need. An insurance company may offer you a "low-ball" settlement soon after your accident, before the full cost of your injuries is known. Once you accept that settlement, you lose your right to take legal action to recover full compensation. Alternatively, they may trickle out compensation in small amounts, with the goal of keeping you happy until the statute of limitations expires. That's why you need an experienced attorney on your side to determine the full cost of your accident and hold the insurance company accountable.
- Low-speed collisions. When crashes happen at relatively low speeds, the insurance company may argue that you couldn't have possibly been seriously hurt. This is particularly common in rear-end accidents, which often happen at low speeds in stop-and-go traffic. The truth is that serious injuries can happen at any speed; whiplash, for instance, can lead to traumatic brain injuries even if the car isn't moving very fast.
- Injuries before or after the accident. The insurance company may argue that you sustained an injury before or after the collision rather than being hurt in the accident itself. That's why it's so important to seek medical help immediately after an accident and tell your doctor that you were involved in a car crash. That way, your medical provider can document that your injury was sustained in an accident, and we can use that information to your advantage in negotiations with the insurance company.
When you have us on your side, you can take a stand against the insurance companies. You can demand the compensation you rightfully deserve. As your attorney, we can deal directly with them on your behalf and you can direct all their questions to us. From that point forward, we can handle all the negotiations on your behalf while you focus on getting better. And because we work on a contingency fee basis, you won't owe us a cent for our services unless we recover for you.
Don't let the insurance company push you around. Get our experienced Pennsylvania attorneys on your side today. Contact the Law Offices of Marcus & Mack right now. Call (866) 881-9883 for your free consultation.