Being involved and injured in an auto accident is a stressful and scary ordeal. Being injured in an auto accident that was not your fault is even worse. Suddenly you find yourself injured, in pain, and facing growing medical bills, lost wages, perhaps you’ve even lost your job.
Injuries can range in severity. Don’t let what appear to be a minor injury fool you. Soft tissue injuries can cause you years of pain. All injuries have the potential for lost wages. In some cases, you may not be able to return to your previous work. Your employer may let your position go. Lost earnings not only affect you, it affects your entire family. When you are worried you are not focusing on recovering from your injuries. This can slow down your recovery and place undue stress on you and your family while you try to pay the medical bills, live and recover. Things can get even worse, if one or more family members are hurt in the accident. There’s a great deal of uncertainty when the wreck is the result of the carelessness or negligent driver. Then to add insult to injury the insurance company is giving you the run around, when you need their support the most.
Insurance companies are not in the business of making sure your interests are looked after. The bottom line is that they are a business and their goal is to reduce their claim payout. So while they claim to be looking out for your best interests, unless you have an experienced lawyer, your settlement will be far less than it should be. Never sign anything until you have spoken with the lawyers at Scoville-Bonham & Riley, PLLC. Our lawyers will not be intimidated by insurance companies. Our loyalty lies with our clients, and we are proud of our reputation for achieving great results from our clients.
Get Help– If there are injuries the first thing you need to do is call 911 and the police.