None of us ever plan to be in an accident, but the truth is accidents happen. At any moment, you can find yourself a party to an automobile accident.
While you are able to bring a claim on your own, it is a good idea to have a lawyer that represents you. You might think insurance companies can provide you with the answers you need, but communication with the insurance company should be made by and through your attorney.
A common misconception is that the attorney or adjuster working for your insurance company is also hired to represent you. THIS IS NOT TRUE! The attorney or adjuster is hired to represent the insurance company… not you. This means that the attorney or adjuster will be working for the best interest of the insurance company, not necessarily yours. In fact, there are many situations where your interests are the complete opposite from the interests of the insurance company.
Knowing which common mistakes to avoid can be one way to prepare yourself if an accident should happen. It is best to contact an attorney that specializes in auto accidents so you can have someone guiding you through the process.
Authored by Scott D. McDonald, Esq.
Scott McDonald is a California native who graduated from Pepperdine Law School in 2008. He has been aggressively litigating cases in Personal Injury and Bankruptcy Law for nearly a decade. Mr. McDonald prides himself in being anything but a “typical” attorney. His unique and very personal approach to practicing law has helped numerous clients obtain their goals and get the legal relief they need.
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