The initial response for most people after a car accident is to enlist the help of their insurance company. After all, they’re on your side, right? While going through insurance may get the ball rolling on getting your life back to normal, keep in mind that insurance companies have only one goal — a healthy bottom line at the end of each fiscal year. An insurance company’s entire business is based on collecting as much as they can in insurance premiums and paying out as little as they can on claims.
In fact, those who hire a personal injury attorney following a car crash or other type of personal injury generally receive a fairer settlement than those who go it alone. The insurance company is well aware of this and takes advantage of those who choose not to hire an attorney. Some even encourage you not to hire an attorney.
There are several things you should do following a car collision:
Should the other driver’s insurance company call you, be sure to give them the name of your attorney and don’t speak to them without discussing it with your personal injury lawyer. Don’t go it alone. Let the attorneys at Shim & Chang help you every step of the way.
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