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Dealing with the Insurance Company After a Car Accident

As if auto accidents themselves weren’t stressful enough, dealing with car insurance and health insurance companies tends to add to the stress after an accident. Their goals are clear: they want you to accept as little as possible as soon as possible. While it may seem caring for an insurer to contact you while you’re recovering, it is not your health they are concerned with, but their own.

There’s No Reason to Feel Sorry for Insurance Companies

Insurance companies in general enjoy large profit margins, and this was true even during the worst of the recent recession. Insurers don’t make these comfortable profit margins by being generous to people who were injured by their policy holders. Speak with a Fort Lauderdale car accident attorney to find out the truth about how insurers proceed after car accidents.

Don’t Sign Anything Until You Speak With an Attorney

You could be asked to sign papers from the insurance company while you’re still recovering, and you should refuse to do so until after you have spoken with a Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyer. Even if you do end up agreeing to their settlement it is still best if you have an attorney go over the documents thoroughly so that you fully understand what you’re signing.

The Other Driver May Not Be the Only Liable Party

If someone runs you off the road or hits you after running a stop sign, it’s pretty obvious who is at fault. However, there could be other liable parties, if, for example, a safety mechanism in your car fails to work properly. A defect in the vehicle of the liable driver could contribute to the severity of the accident too. A good attorney knows how to examine all possible contributors to the accident.

It’s Not Selfish to Demand the Care You Need

Getting the medical care you need so you can get your life back is not being selfish. It is your right if you were injured because of the actions of others. Contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible after being injured so you can get the care you need.

Categories: Auto Accidents

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