Insurance Agent or Lawyer
Generally, insurance companies don’t want you to call a lawyer if there has been a car accident or personal injury accident. Insurance companies are constantly trying to find ways to avoid paying out large settlements. To them, lawyers mean expensive settlements.
Some insurance companies will go as far as to send you a letter explaining how a lawyer will make the settlement process longer and more expensive. In fact, some insurance companies will imply that by contacting a lawyer, you are responsible for the high price of insurance premiums in general.
At the same time, insurance companies are encouraging customers to opt for higher deductibles as this drives down the number of small claims. In other words, insurance companies don’t want to be bothered with your small problems and don’t want you to question how they handle the big problems.
If you are confused or conflicted about contacting a lawyer about a recent car accident or personal injury, take comfort — it won’t cost you a dime for a consultation. In fact, most law firms will take your case on contingency — so they only get paid when you do.
Gathering information is logical first step when confronted with the complex and highly litigious world of accidents and injuries. You are really only at risk of losing out on valuable information.