After being hurt in a car, truck, bus or motorcycle wreck in Pearland, Texas it is very important that accident victims look out for their own interests. Unfortunately, after a motor vehicle wreck, there are many things that can go wrong leaving Pearland accident victims without the compensation they need and deserve to get better. Here are three big ones:
NUMBER ONE: Trusting the insurance adjuster.
This is a big one. If you’ve been hurt in a Pearland crash, you probably want to cooperate in any way you can because the accident was not your fault so there is no reason to be wary, right? Unfortunately, many Pearland accident victims find out too late that the insurance adjuster is NOT on their side. It’s sad but true – you are not in good hands with any insurance company after a crash. Remember, insurance companies are in the business of making money, and they make money by denying claims, delaying claims, and using tricks to trap accident victims into saying or doing things that can later be used against their claim.
Involved in a serious wreck? Talk to an attorney before you say anything to an insurance adjuster and before you sign anything for an insurance adjuster.
NUMBER TWO: Not seeking medical attention right away.
Some accident victims, especially Pearland men (you know who you are, guys!) are reluctant to admit that they don’t feel quite right after a crash. Or, the accident victim genuinely believes that they are okay. However, you are not a doctor. There is no way for you to know that you are 100% okay. It is in your best interest to seek medical attention after a wreck right away, and to go back to the hospital or to your doctor if you notice anything wrong. If you do not seek prompt medical attention, the insurance company will use this against you to claim that you obviously were not hurt in the crash since you didn’t go to the doctor!
Involved in a serious wreck? Seek medical care right away and go back if you get worse or new symptoms appear.
NUMBER THREE: Accepting a quick settlement.
After being hurt in a Pearland car crash, you may be tempted to settle quickly with the insurance company so you can get on with your life. Nobody wants to fight an insurance claim for all of eternity! However, remember that the profit-driven insurance company is hoping this is exactly what you will do. So, they offer you LESS than what you REALLY deserve for your claim – and hope you take it and go away. DON'T FALL FOR THIS ONE. While it may seem like no big deal at the time, down the road you may find that you don’t have enough money to cover the recurring medical bills for your accident injury treatment, or you may find that you can’t make the same amount of money at your job because of your injuries, or you may need rehabilitative therapy or medication or some other expensive treatment because of your crash injuries.
Involved in a serious wreck? Talk to a lawyer before accepting a settlement payment so you can make sure you’re getting what you deserve for your injuries.
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