When you’ve been involved in a car accident in Washington, DC, one of your first thoughts might be, “Whew! Thank goodness I have insurance!” However, what happens when you are involved in an accident and your insurance company – or the insurance company of the driver that hit you – doesn’t want to fairly compensate you for your property damage and/or injuries?
There is one answer: you need to contact a DC Insurance Claim Lawyer immediately.
Why You Need a DC Insurance Claim Lawyer
It seems that because you pay your insurance bill, you shouldn’t have a problem getting the costs covered for your accident. Alternatively, if you didn’t cause the crash, it seems only fair that you be adequately compensated for your damages and injuries. That seems to be the way it should work, right?
Unfortunately, that’s not always how it goes. All too often, a DC car accident lawyer is faced with case after case involving an at-fault driver’s insurance company who wants to lowball a settlement offer in the name of paying out as little as possible.
Insurance adjusters take advantage of an uninformed consumer who doesn’t realize the insurance company’s small monetary offer to settle is often far from the value of the uninformed consumer’s case.
The insurance adjusters will try to convince an injured person that the insurance company will only pay out a minimal amount. However, in reality, the insurance company can pay much more. In fact, they will offer a fair and reasonable settlement when an experienced DC Insurance Claims lawyer steps in and handles the case.
A Common Scenario
Julia is driving in downtown DC and she pulls up to a red stop light. All of a sudden, she is forced forward, hearing the sound of crunching metal. Another car has just slammed into the back of her vehicle. Julia safely exits the car to see the damage and is relieved to see that although the bumper will need to be repaired, the damage isn’t so bad. Julia feels a bit neck pain but decides it’s not serious. The other driver apologizes profusely, they exchange insurance information, and they both continue with their day.
What to Do After A DC Car Accident
At this point, Julia needs to obtain the services of a DC car accident lawyer. Because she didn’t take an ambulance to the hospital, a police report was not written by the police department. Learn from Julia’s car accident: If you are injured in any way after a car accident, call 911 and take an ambulance to the hospital.
Your use of an ambulance to receive medical treatment doesn’t only prioritize your health and well-being, but it also prompts a police report that would not otherwise be filed. That police report is proof that you were injured as a result of the car accident. The insurance company now has less leverage to dispute your injuries, and your DC Auto Accident Lawyer has more leverage to secure a favorable settlement in your favor.
DC Insurance Claim Lawyer
If you are injured in a car accident, call a DC Accident/Insurance Claim Lawyer at The Lapidus Law Firm today. With four decades of experience in obtaining fair and reasonable settlements for our clients, you can rest easy knowing that your case is with a tenacious team who won’t let the insurance company take advantage of you.
Call us today for a free consultation at (202) 785-5111. WE CAN HELP!