In our previous post, we discussed why an injured auto accident victim may not want to instill all of their trust in the insurance company. Now, don’t misunderstand us. We don’t think insurance companies are evil, nor are they out to get you or that every insurance company is going to try and take advantage of you. That’s not true. But the fact of the matter is that insurance companies and their employees have a job to do. That job includes settling car accident cases for the least amount of money possible.
This really makes perfect sense when you think about it. Do you really think that an insurance adjustor who regularly pays out more on his claims is going to get promoted over someone who regularly pays out less? Of course not. Even in car accident cases where the victim clearly deserved more compensation, the adjustor will try to pay out less and increase profits at the company. Since profits are generally the insurance company’s primary focus, they may not necessarily be fairly analyzing or evaluating your case. By speaking with them before talking to a lawyer, you may be giving them information unknowingly that helps them weaken your case and pay out even less.
In most cases, when dealing with insurance adjustors, they’re on the lookout for ways within the law to minimize the amount of money they have to pay you. However, in some instances, you may even come across someone at an insurance company who is flat-out dishonest. So not only do they want to minimize the amount of money their company pays to you – but they’re willing to do whatever they have to do to achieve that result – even if it means lying. You being honest and upfront with your insurance company will certainly not protect you against dishonest people. But by working with an experienced attorney, you won’t have to even deal with or worry about issues like this.
To learn more about your legal rights and how to protect yourself against the insurance company, please feel free to contact the skilled Glendale, Arizona auto accident lawyers at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. We have helped many clients receive the compensation that they deserve for their injuries.