The Houston Auto Accident Attorneys of DeSimoneLaw Office last week discussed delay tactics of insurance comapnies in paying legitimate claims from traffic accidents where their driver was negligent. The main point to remember is that the other person’s insurance company is not your friend. The insurance company goal is to pay as little as possible for your claim no matter how well they initially appear to treat you. As opposed to the delay tacitcs mentioned last week sometimes the other person’s insurance is in an unusual hurry to dispose of your claim. They will offer to immediately settle your personal injury claim for some nominal sum of money. For example, they know you have unpaid hospital bills from an accident and don’t want your credit ruined. Even though you are hurt and in need of extensive medical treatment to get well you agree to let them pay your hospital bills to settle the case. This tactic is designed to limit their exposure for the additional medical expenses and lost wages that you are likely to incur in the future. These medical expenses could include necessary surgical procedures. The insurance company knows that once they get you to sign a release they can avoid all these expenses. Beware of insurance companies bearing gifts.
If you have been in a car accident, do not accept any settlement from and insurance company right after an accident occurs regardless of what bills you have pending. Call the lawyers at DeSimone Law Office. They will do the things necessary to make sure you are compensated in full for all of your personal injury and property damages.