Your Responsibility After an Accident

by Staff Blogger | February 24th, 2016

As a law firm, our duty is to represent our clients to the best of our abilities, to the extent the law will allow, and we take that responsibility very seriously. But did you know that you have a responsibility as an accident victim as well? If you’ve been injured in a car accident and are getting the run-around by the insurance company, you have a responsibility to stand up for yourself and hold them accountable. Here are a couple reasons why:

Your family—Taking on the insurance company alone could lead to a substantially lower settlement check than if a lawyer handled your injury claim. In fact, the Insurance Research Council found that lawyers get accident victims more money than those who go it alone. You have a financial responsibility to your family. If you settle early, you could be putting your family into a tough financial position.

The next victim—Every time the insurance company gets away with paying an accident victim less than they deserve for their injuries, it makes it harder for the next victim to get what they deserve. By standing up for your rights and bringing your case before a court, you have the ability to elicit change in the industry. By simply winning your case, you set a precedent for future victims.

Making the decision to call a lawyer after a serious accident is something you should take pride in, for you’re not only doing the right thing for your family but also the countless people that will find themselves in your same situation sometime in the future. Give us a call for a free consultation. We’ll defend your rights and fight to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.