Interviewer: Why would someone even need an attorney if they have a motorcycle collision? Won’t insurance handle everything?
The Insurance Adjusters Are Trained To Minimize The Amount Of Money They Have To Pay You
Harry Williams: If you’re in an accident and you’re injured, you have the option of dealing with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. The person that you’re dealing with is an insurance adjustor for the person who hit your motorcycle, and that person’s goal is to minimize the amount of money he has to pay you. He’s not going to be acting in your best interest. You’re dealing with somebody who’s experienced in dealing with people who are involved in injuries. He’s experienced with the law, and you’re not necessarily experienced at dealing with any of this, so what you say can be used against you later on.
Sometimes People Talk To The Insurance Claim Adjusters And Make Statements That Hurt Their Claim
As a matter of fact, a lot of times I will have clients that come in, after they’ve talked to the at-fault driver’s insurance company, and they’ve already given a recorded statement and said things that they should have never said. They’ve answered questions that they should have never answered – that I would not have allowed them to answer – and I probably would not have allowed them to even talk to the at-fault driver’s insurance company at all.
Your Own Insurance Company Is Not Liable For Your Injuries, But They Will Only Bear The Damage Done To Your Vehicle
As far as if you’re injured in an accident and you’re trying to deal with your own insurance company, their job is really not to represent you and to help you recover money for personal injuries to your body. Your insurance company’s job, if you have full coverage on your vehicle, may be to replace or repair your vehicle or pay you the amount of money that your vehicle was worth if it was totaled or to repair your vehicle, and to maybe pay some of your medical bills.
Your insurance company is not in a position to represent you and to help you in your injury claim and to help advise you as to what doctors you should be going to or what you should be doing to maximize the recovery on your case. Their job is simply to repair the car or provide you with the amount of the money that the car was worth if it was totaled, and then also pay some of your bills, depending on the amount of coverage that you had for bills.
Your Insurance Companies Prioritize Their Own Interests, NOT Yours
You’re not going to get the assistance that you need to recover the amount of money that you’re entitled to if you have just have somebody from an insurance company advising you. Their interests are not your interests. They have separate interests that they’re out to protect – and they’re not your interests.