Why You Shouldn’t Go It Alone After a Crash

by Staff Blogger | January 27th, 2020

After a crash, you need compensation, and it’s clear the other driver was at fault for the accident. After all, the police report, witnesses, and even the other driver all agree on that fact. At that point, it’s safe to cut out the “middle man” and pursue compensation on your own, right? Why call an attorney when you can go it alone after a crash?

Actually, it’s not that simple, and you run serious risks if you forgo legal representation. While it’s true that you may get compensation from the other driver’s insurance company, it’s unlikely to be nearly enough to cover all your medical bills and lost wages, not to mention your future expenses and pain and suffering. In addition, insurance companies are well known for making promises to victims, only to give them the runaround and let the statute of limitations expire.

Don’t Go It Alone After a Crash

Remember, Tennessee’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims is just one year. Insurance companies are well aware of that fact, and they use it to their advantage. They’ll be more than happy to delay the process to close your window of opportunity.

In addition, your injuries may prevent you from working, and you may be in serious pain. The last thing you need is to deal with daily calls from the insurance company or play phone tag with an uncooperative adjuster while you’re trying to get better.

When you don’t have an experienced attorney handling your case, you run risk of getting less compensation than you deserve. People often accept the first offer insurers make, simply because they think they have to. It’s vital to understand that you aren’t obligated to accept the first offer you receive.

Let Ponce Law Help

At Ponce Law, our Nashville car accident lawyers know all of the tricks and tactics insurance companies use to reduce or deny claims outright. We stay one step ahead of them, and we do it while our clients rest, spend time with their families, and recover from their injuries. Best of all, we know how to maximize compensation for victims like you. You can be sure that your check covers all your crash-related expenses—not just the ones you incurred the week after the accident.

Don’t go it alone after a crash. Contact us today for a free consultation to get the help you deserve.