Insurance companies often have teams of attorneys and experts who will investigate your crash, gather physical evidence, seek out witnesses, and obtain police reports, which can all be used to decide who’s responsible for your car accident.
In some cases, an insurance company will deny fault by a policy holder and try to say the accident was your fault, even if they know that’s not true.
We don’t recommend talking with anyone about what happened except your attorney and doctors.
It’s important to avoid talking about your accident with any of the parties involved, because anything you say to them could potentially be used to challenge your claim. You also should never post anything about your accident online or on social media, as those comments can also come back to haunt you.
Finally, it’s critical that you refuse to give a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster without first speaking to an experienced personal injury attorney. Politely decline to answer any questions and refer them to your lawyer.
It’s usually not a good idea to accept the first cash settlement offer an insurance company makes. These initial offers are often much lower than what you’re entitled to. You have a right to negotiate for more money, even though insurance companies don’t want you to know that.
Attorney Zach Herschensohn is a master negotiator who knows how to handle the insurance company to get you the highest amount of compensation possible. He’s also willing to take your case to court if the insurance company refuses to make you a fair offer.
While you aren’t legally required to hire an attorney to file a personal injury lawsuit, your case is unlikely to be successful without an experienced lawyer representing your interests. Every personal injury case has unique circumstances, and a comprehensive understanding of the law is critical in order to obtain a positive outcome.
Since you can receive legal representation on a contingency fee basis (you don’t pay anything unless the law firm wins your case), there’s little to lose and much to gain by hiring a personal injury attorney.