The Houston Auto Accidents Attorneys at DeSimone Law Office have detailed out for the last three weeks the pitfalls inherent when an injured party handles their own personal injury claim without legal counsel. Getting screwed on rental expenses and payment for car repairs, mounting medical bills and calls from creditors while the claim is pending, and difficulties in obtaining the medical bills to prove up the injury claim to the at fault party’s insurance company are among other difficulties that have been mentioned. Now let us suppose that the injured party is able to get all the paperwork to the at fault insurance company’s adjustor for them to evaluate the claim. When an offer is finally made by the insurance company how will the injured party know if the offer is fair or not? Why would the insurance company make a fair offer to the injured party? The injured party has no idea what a case is worth because that is not what they do for a living. How will the injured party know what the case is worth for pain and suffering? What yardstick will the injured party use as to the value of a claim? He has no idea what a jury would do with the case as he does not try cases or review jury verdicts. When the insurance company tells the injured party they had his medical bills audited and are only paying half of them, will he know how to respond to that or even what it means? These are just some of the things of which the injured party does not know that are necessary knowledge to obtain a fair settlement from the at fault party’s insurance company.
If you have been in a traffic accident and are trying to settle the claim, do not attempt to do it yourself. Call the lawyers at DeSimone Law Office and obtain all of the money to which you are entitled.