Insurance policies are supposed to provide financial help if you’ve been involved in an unfortunate situation. But if you’re involved in an accident, your insurer (or the insurer of the person at fault) may not want to pay for your injuries. In fact, they may suggest that you avoid working with a personal injury lawyer altogether. Carter Law Offices wants you to make the best decision for you and your family. Here are a few facts you need to know if you’ve been involved in an accident.

Should I trust my insurance agency and not hire a lawyer?

If your insurance agent or a representative from your insurer says this, they’re implying that they don’t want you to speak to an attorney. If an insurance company feels your case threatens their well-being, they will often sacrifice your needs for theirs.

Why would they feel threatened by an attorney?

Insurance companies will try to avoid claims that include long-term medical bills and other large financial payouts. In these situations, an insurer will try to settle the claim. While this may sound great at first, it’s usually not in the victim’s best interests. When lawyers get involved, the insurer may wind up paying more money to the victim.

Do I really need a lawyer for my particular case?

Insurers will try to steer you away from a personal injury lawyer. Don’t doubt your instincts. Seeking a lawyer’s guidance is the best way to get the compensation you deserve. Insurance agents cannot provide you with legal advice. In fact, doing so is illegal. Get the right advice by speaking to an accident lawyer.

If you’ve spoken with an insurance company and are unsure of what to do, talk to a personal injury lawyer at Carter Law Offices. Let us be your advocate as you recover from your accident.