When you are involved in a car accident and suffer injuries and property damage as a result, you may be entitled to compensation from the other driver through his or her insurance company, provided that the driver acted negligently or was responsible for causing the accident in some way. You should expect that an insurance adjustor from the other driver’s insurance company will contact you relatively quickly following the accident, or may even come to visit you in person.
You must understand that the goal of the insurance adjuster is to settle as many claims as quickly and cheaply as possible on behalf of the insurance company. The adjuster typically will have the authority from the company to settle your claim for a particular amount. He or she is likely to offer you an amount of money fairly quickly, or even give you a small sum of money immediately so that you can take care of any essential accident-related expenses. If you balk at the amount of money that the adjuster is offering, however, the adjuster will do everything in his or her power to change your mind and accept the amount of money that is being offered to you.
Your recourse for dealing with an insurance adjuster is to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who can handle the negotiations with the insurance adjuster on your behalf. Taking this step will remove a great deal of pressure from your shoulders, and allow you focus on other issues, such as getting medical treatment and car repairs. Additionally, an attorney may be able to get farther along in the negotiations process than you did. Furthermore, if the results of negotiations with the insurance adjuster are still unsatisfactory to you, your attorney can file a formal personal injury lawsuit in court in order to obtain a larger payout on your claim.
The skilled Wisconsin motor vehicle accident attorneys of Boller & Vaughan are here to help you through the aftermath of a motor vehicle crash. We know how great your damages may be, and how difficult your recovery may be for both you and your family. Allow us to look into the facts surrounding your accident, evaluate the situation, and consider the availability of any claims that you may have for damages. The determination of fault is not always easy, but we know how to best present your personal injury claim based on the strongest theory of fault available in your case. Call our office today in order to schedule a free initial consultation about any potential claims for damages that you may have, and see how we can help you.