When you’re involved in a car accident, or really any incident where you’ve been injured, it’s important to protect yourself.
You may find yourself faced off against another’s insurance company. You may also think that your insurance company is on your side. That’s partially not true. The insurance companies see you as profit–as a number. That means they may not always be looking out for your best interests 100% of the time. That’s why it’s prudent to hire an attorney who has the responsibility of thinking about you over the bottom line of the insurance companies.
Even when you’re not injured but are involved in a collision you may want to consider having someone firmly in your court before you’re on the hook for 25K because the insurance companies settled and didn’t want to go to court. It happens all the time, so take the early hit of hiring representation or you could be paying through the nose or worse yet, not getting what you deserve.