It’s one of their favorite tricks. If you’ve been hurt in an auto accident Denver, a week or so after the accident the at-fault party’s insurance company will give you a call. The friendly adjuster will ask how you’re doing and commiserate with you about your situation. They’ll ask you a few innocent sounding questions about what happened. Then they’ll suggest that to take care of you and make all this go away so you can get back to your life, they’ll send you a check. Don’t bother with a lawyer, they’ll say. A lawyer will just slow everything down and hold up you getting your money.
If you fall for their smooth line, you’ll lose – big time. Here’s why.
American Medical Association guidelines suggest that a patient who has been injured should be seen regularly and an evaluation of their injuries and the possibility of permanent impairment not be made until six months or more have gone by. Once the doctor has a better idea of your injuries and the care you will need now and in the future, you will be in a better position to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company for the money you deserve.
Of course, insurance companies know this. To avoid having to pay out what you really deserve, they’d rather get to you early and convince you to settle for a tiny little check instead. That’s much better for the bottom line, after all – the insurer’s, not yours.
Which is why you need an attorney from the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya to fight for your rights. If you’ve suffered a personal injury accident, give me a call at (303) 758-4777 or email me. Let’s set up a no-obligation meeting to talk about your case. You can also schedule a free meeting on our website at www.dlslawfirm.com/contact-us.