Carter Law Offices, P.C.
Call For A Free Consultation
888-845-5008

Insurers sometimes try to take advantage of victims

You didn't see the other car coming before it sideswiped you. The only thing you really remember is seeing a flash out of the corner of your eye. At that point, it was too late to do anything.

The other party stayed at the scene and gave you his information. He had good insurance and even admitted he was at fault. You assumed the claim process would be simple and that the insurance company would be fair. Now, they're offering a settlement, and it's not even close to what you need.

Some insurers try to take advantage of the injured

When you're pressed for time and money, you're more likely to make a deal for a settlement much lower than what you should take. Some insurers deny claims initially, making you wait longer to obtain the compensation you need. Others take their time, dragging out the process so long that you're willing to take whatever they'll give you.

Don't let an insurer take advantage of you after a crash

After a crash, you're the victim. You deserve time to recover and to have your medical care and lost wages covered by the other party's insurance carrier. There's no reason for the insurance carrier to try to deny your claim, especially in a case where the driver admitted full fault.

Insurance companies could claim that the driver hit you on purpose, which could release them from liability. They could systematically deny claims in the hope of dragging out the process and making you give up your rights to what you really deserve.

What should you do after an accident to avoid insurance issues?

Never take a settlement when it's offered to you initially. Take time to discuss the settlement with your attorney, and keep records of your true costs. Your attorney can and will fight for you to get what you deserve.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Start With A Free Consultation

We are ready to help you resolve your legal issue. Our law office is located just blocks away from both the county courthouse and the federal courthouse, and we offer free parking for your convenience. To schedule a free consultation, call us locally at 515-557-1961 or toll free at 888-845-5008. You can also contact us by email - fill out the form below:

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Carter Law Offices, P.C.
The Plaza
300 Walnut Street, Suite 260
Des Moines, IA 50309

Toll Free: 888-845-5008
Fax: 515-557-1962
Map & Directions

Review Us
map

Free Parking is provided at our downtown office location