There’s nothing quite more difficult than having to deal with insurance companies who want to do anything and everything they can to reduce what they pay you. It is frustrating to our personal injury attorneys how often a person may be intimidated or even bullied into accepting less than what they are owed because an insurance company pressures them. Attorneys can help.
Will my truck accident lawyer in Oklahoma deal with the insurance companies for me? The simple answer to this is yes, we will. At BDIW Law, we are committed to being there to support our clients through every challenge they are facing with insurance companies, attorneys, and others. No matter where you are in the claims process, we encourage you to contact us now. Stop letting the insurance companies make big decisions for you.
Can an Attorney Actually Talk to the Insurance Company for Me?
Yes, an insurance company may be required to speak to your legal representative if you request that they do. This means that they will no longer have direct contact with you. Instead, your accident attorney will be able to speak to them to gather information, verify only information that you have given them and approved to share, and negotiate on your behalf.
You may need to sign a document that gives our personal injury attorneys permission to communicate on your behalf, but this is always done openly, and you can control the entire process. We never make promises, agreements, or negotiations without your approval.
In short, you retain all of the control and no longer have to deal with the pressure from insurance adjusters.
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Why You Should Not Speak to the Insurance Companies Yourself
There are many reasons why talking to an insurance company is not recommended for victims. Often, you may see recommendations to call the insurance company right away after an accident. While you should contact and alert your insurance company as needed, you do not need to contact the responsible party’s insurance company immediately. Rather, there are several reasons why it is better to simply let our team handle it.
Do Not Let Them Blame You For What Occurred
One of the tactics insurance companies often use is trying to blame the victim for some component of the accident. In a car accident, they may say something like, “It was late at night. I am sure you were tired, right?” The key here is that they want to find a way to implicate you in the mistake, and they will later use that against you.
They Want to Check-in and See How You Are Doing
It sounds nice of them, but when they call to ask you how you are doing, and you say, “I am getting better,” they may try to use that against you. Even if you say you are “fine,” that could be used to make it seem like you can get back to work. Remember, they are not in the game to make you feel good or even care about what is happening to you.
They Delay the Process With More Questions
Another tactic many insurance companies use is the delaying process. They call with another question. They request additional information. They tell you that you need to provide overwhelming information, like your medical reports and doctor’s visits from the last five years. The thing is, they are doing everything they can to minimize what they pay. In this case, they know that you are getting frustrated, and that means that maybe you will settle for less because it is taking too long otherwise.
They Pressure You to Respond Quickly
The opposite process can work as well. Some insurance companies know the longer they wait, the more potential costs will be if your care needs worsen or if you need long-term support. By trying to make you settle fast, they may be able to get you to agree to less than you are owed because, frankly, you do not know how much you need at this point. Settling too soon jeopardizes your ability to get compensation owed to you.
They Tell You They Are Doing You a Favor
Another route some companies take is to try to make a believable statement that this is all you can get. They may have dozens of reasons why this is and even may say something to the effect that this is a generous offer or more than they will pay if it goes to court. It is simply a tactic.
How Your Attorney Can Help You
Your personal injury attorney works as your legal representative. As such, they handle all of the information and insights that people have regarding your case. That may include as much or as little as you like. Some examples of what they may help you with include:
- Answering questions about what occurred
- Providing insight into any claims that you are making
- Making decisions about providing medical reports and documentation
- Answering questions about specific claim information
- Providing insight into your plans to move the claim forward into court
When the attorney does not have an answer to the insurance company’s question, they can refer to you and then respond back to the company. If there are any situations where you have to speak to the insurance company, you do not have to do this alone. Your attorney helps you to avoid any conflicts that could make it very costly for you to communicate with the company.
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Let Our Team Help You Get Big Results
At BDIW Law, we are committed to fighting aggressively to protect our clients’ rights. We do this by putting ourselves between you and the insurance company so there is nothing that puts you further at risk. You focus on healing and let us handle the insurance company.
Let us start that process today. Call us now for a free case evaluation. We can help you avoid insurance pressures and mistakes that could hurt you in the long term. Call us today to schedule a free consultation. We are here for you 24 hours a day.
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