If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured in a car accident, a slip and fall, or in any kind of accident, you’re going to be dealing with an insurance company. And you’re probably going to have questions. Knowing the answers to frequently asked questions related to insurance claims can help. If you’ve been injured by the negligence of another, a North Carolina/South Carolina personal injury attorney can help.
Should I Accept the Insurance Company’s First Offer?
If you’ve made a claim regarding your personal injury claim and the insurance company comes back with a speedy offer, it’s in your best interest to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer before you accept that offer. It’s important to recognize that the insurance company is motivated by profits, and if it’s making you a speedy offer, there’s a reason that very likely protects their interests more than it protects your own interests. Even if the offer takes a while, do yourself a favor and run it by an experienced personal injury attorney – accident claims are complicated, and once you have accepted an offer there’s generally no going back.
Do I Really Need a Lawyer?
If you have a personal injury claim, you very likely need an experienced attorney on your side. Injuries sustained in an accident can leave you with overarching negative consequences that affect your future, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost hours and wages on the job
- Pain and suffering
The fact is that you probably won’t know the full extent of the damages you’ve suffered until considerable time has passed. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney will work closely with you to ensure that your best interests are well protected and that the unique circumstances of your claim are taken into careful consideration.
Why Was My Claim Denied?
If your personal injury insurance claim is denied outright, it’s important to recognize that this isn’t necessarily the final answer. Some insurance companies aren’t above denying claims at the outset – in an effort to bolster profits – even valid claims. Often, insurance companies deny claims based on liability, which means they claim that the negligent party wasn’t actually at fault for the accident or that the accident in question wasn’t the source of your injuries. If someone else’s negligence caused you to be injured, these are likely ploys on the part of the insurance company to discourage you from seeking the compensation to which you are entitled.
If You’ve Been Injured in an Accident that Was Caused by Someone Else’s Negligence, Consult with an Experienced North Carolina/South Carolina Car Accident Attorney Today
A car accident can leave you seriously injured – with serious financial damages. Attorney Justin Bice at Bice Law – with offices in South Carolina and North Carolina – has the experience and dedication to help. Mr. Bice is proud to serve the Carolinas and is committed to aggressively advocating for your rights. We’re on your side, so please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 877-BICE-877 for more information today.