1. Keep You from Premature Settlement
Most people tend to settle too early after getting involved in a car accident, but it would help if you waited until you fully understood how the injuries would impact your life. Doing this can extinguish your chances of getting appropriate compensation to help you get your life together.
Most insurance adjusters tend to convince people to settle the case right after the accident. If you consent to an early settlement, you forego all the rights and options to claim additional money in case you develop more complications at a later date.
Instead of jumping into an early settlement, you should contact a lawyer and determine if the compensation is sufficient.
2. Guide You on Statements that Can Damage the Case
Right after you have suffered injuries from an accident, the insurance provider of the offending party may contact you for information about the accident. If you disclose any contradicting information, the insurance can use it to avoid paying your claim.
This tactic is common with insurance companies, but it’s more prevalent if you don’t have a lawyer. They often use tricky questions that take your responses out of context. They can leverage this information and blame the accident on you. Whenever the insurance asks for your statement, it’s prudent to reach out to a lawyer before giving away any information.