Work With a Fort Walton Car Accident Lawyer Today
If you have purchased car insurance, then you probably expect it to pay out when you are involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, insurance companies are always looking for ways to avoid having to payout for losses sustained by their policyholders. In doing so, they engage a few different strategies, such as communicating directly with their policyholder (so that the policyholder will make a statement undermining their claims).
Let’s take a closer look.
Statements May Be Used Against You
Insurance companies have their employees reach out to those involved in the accident in the hopes that they can secure a statement against your own interest. For example, the insurance company may hope that by getting you to talk informally about the accident, you will blurt out a statement that undermines your claims (i.e., that you were speeding at the time of the accident).
It is important to remember insurance companies are “not” your allies. They are “not” your friends.
Though a statement made against your own interest is not fatal to your ability to secure compensation, it can pose a barrier to recovery, making it more difficult to successfully navigate the dispute. As such, we encourage you to get in touch with an experienced Fort Walton car accident lawyer here at Powell Law Firm for guidance.
How a Car Accident Attorney Can Help
The general public often assumes that an attorney’s only value is in helping to resolve the dispute after it begins. In truth, however, experienced attorneys understand how to navigate the contours of a dispute before it begins.
After an accident, the insurer may be looking for ways to secure a statement that can be used against you. Your attorney will therefore serve as a “middleman” between you and the insurance companies — they will represent your interests and make sure that your case is being handled appropriately (i.e., that the accident is being investigated in a timely manner by insurance personnel, and that your claims are being processed in accordance with relevant coverage provisions).
Attorneys are comprehensive advocates. We can not only assist you in litigation against the defendant, but also in the difficult pre-litigation steps, which may include conversations with insurance companies (that are trying to avoid having to payout).
Contact a Fort Walton Car Accident Lawyer at Powell Law Firm for Help
Powell Law Firm is a client-centered Florida-based personal injury firm founded nearly seven decades ago. We regularly advocate on behalf of plaintiffs throughout the state of Florida in a range of personal injury disputes, including those involving a car accident.
Our attorneys are proud of their reputation as fierce litigators. We are ready and willing to take a case to trial, if necessary — but very often, we do not have to end up in extensive litigation. In many cases, this trial-ready approach gives us the leverage we need to resolve the dispute early, and on favorable terms.
If you would like to speak to an experienced Fort Walton car accident lawyer at our firm, then call us at 850-682-2757 or send us a message online to schedule a free and confidential consultation today.