The Houston Auto Accident Attorneys at DeSimone Law Office for five weeks have been trying to discourage injured parties from attempting to handle their own injury and property claims. In that time, we have received numerous calls from injured parties who have attempted to handle their case on their own. In every instance they are shocked to find out that the insurance company is not trying to help them. Why they think that a party that is an adversary to them would be fair to them is beyond our understanding.
The insurance company will not provide a rental car, pay for any outstanding or future medical expenses, and try to put fault on the injured party when it is clear they’re insured. They also will claim the negligent party is one hundred percent at fault, and even make offers for less than the cost of medical bills in cases where the injured party actually could gather all the medical bills and records necessary.
Last week, we left off with the poor unrepresented client trying to negotiate an injury settlement without an attorney. This is akin to the lawyers at DeSmone Law Office trying to repair their plumbing when they have a water leak. Water would be everywhere and the problem would not be solved. Some unrepresented clients are so intent on saving attorney fees that they file their own lawsuit. Of course, they finally realize they are in over their heads when the first blizzard of paperwork comes back from the insurance company attorney.
Hopefully after six weeks of blogs about the issue you will not attempt to handle your own personal injury claim. If you are in a traffic accident, call the lawyers at DeSimone Law Office. We will make sure you get everything to which you are entitled.