If you have suffered a personal injury as the result of a fall or accident, the person who will decide how much compensation you are entitled to is almost always an insurance company, the company who insured the person or entity that did not act carefully or reasonably and, as a result, caused your injury. It is typically not the person or entity themselves—who may feel you are entitled to significant compensation. The decision will be made by their insurance company. And, sadly, insurance companies rarely treat victims fairly. They have financial incentive to pay less on claims so they can keep more money for their executives and shareholders.
What to Do If the Insurance Company Is Not Willing to Pay Your Full Damages
Recovering after a personal injury requires mental fortitude and patience. The first thing you must focus on is you, your body, healing, and getting back on your feet and back into your routine. Once you are on the road to recovery, you can only then begin to assess what all your damages may be, ranging from medical expenses to lost income to additional expenses you had to take on because you couldn't perform your normal day-to-day activities (child care, house maintenance, etc.), not to mention the pain and suffering you went through and may continue to go through for the rest of your life. These amounts cannot (and should not) be determined quickly, and this is the reason we never recommend you settle your personal injury case quickly despite the insurance company responsible for your injury likely pressuring you to. To recap:
- Rule No. 1: Focus on your healing and recovery.
- Rule No. 2: Do not settle your personal injury claim quickly.
Hire an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney to Help You
The next best step you can take to ensure you recover all the damages to which you are entitled will be to bring in an experienced personal injury attorney, like our attorneys at Taylor, Warren, Weidner & Hancock, who have been taking up victims' causes against the insurance companies responsible for decades. Pursuing an insurance company for payment on a personal injury claim is a tedious, exhausting process with many pitfalls and missteps that can be made. The insurance company has a team of attorneys working all hours looking out for their interest in paying less on the claim. Shouldn't you have a team of lawyers looking out for you? If you have suffered a personal injury as the result of a fall or accident and you believe someone else is responsible or you are battling with the insurance company responsible to recover your full damages, contact us for a free, no-cost, no-obligation consultation. We're here to help and answer your questions. You don't have to go through this process alone.