Some people may feel that, after they have been involved in a car accident, they can handle the injury claim themselves. Maybe the accident was very straightforward so liability isn’t a question, therefore they think the process will move smoothly. These people soon find that it is anything but. The insurance agent will try to do everything they can to bully you into accepting an offer that is significantly lower than you need. A lawyer can stand up to the insurance company and fight for the money you deserve.
These insurance companies will no doubt try to frustrate you in a variety of ways. In fact, there is a list of the worst insurance companies and some of the tactics each uses. Mainly, they do it through:
The insurance company will deny they owe you a penny, trying to get you to drop your case entirely. If that doesn’t work, they will drag their feet and try to frustrate you. They know you are hurt, they know you need money, and they know that time is on their side. If they just make you wait long enough, you may become so desperate that you accept this insufficient offer just to get something.
An attorney can stand up for you and fight for the money you need. At Kroll & Johnson, we see these tactics every day and know how to beat them. We will aggressively challenge these insurance companies and make sure you are fairly compensated for your injuries.
If you have been injured in a car accident, you need a strong ally in your corner. Contact a Portland Oregon Car Crash Attorney at Kroll & Johnson today for a free consultation.