In an effort to illustrate why you probably shouldn't deal with insurance companies without a lawyer on your side, let's play make-believe.
Let's pretend you are the head of a large profitable company. An insurance company. The competition on the insurance company playground is tough. Some don't always play fair and they'll do anything to take business (translation: money) away from your insurance company. Even if it means trying not to pay out money to accident victims.
Experience has taught us that the insurance company playground can have its share of bullies. Bullies who have been known to try to take money away from accident victims, just like schoolyard bullies try to take candy from little kids! And just as appalling, some clients may not even know they're being bullied into giving away their candy!
Here's a perfect example* as recalled by one of our negotiators:
"We often hear about some insurance adjusters who will put $500 checks and releases on the cars of people who have been in wrecks to encourage them to take the settlement money. If the people sign the checks, sometimes there's nothing we can do. They don't realize they're signing away their rights. This happens a lot in the Latino community because the releases and checks are in English."
Dealing with Insurance Companies up Close and Personal
If this isn't shocking enough, check out some of the stories in Insurance Companies (and others) Behaving Badly. It highlights even more actual situations as told by our own employees - wonderful people who stand up for what's right day after day. These good folks - lawyers, paralegals, negotiators, and hard-working administrators - fight tooth and nail to try and achieve results. We believe our firm stands out precisely because of who these people are and how much they care.
The anecdotes and insights in these stories are real (although unfortunate) accounts. They serve as a microscopic view into what the real world of dealing with some insurance companies can look like up close and personal. And it shows how we have made a difference for thousands of clients*.
N.C. Personal Injury Law Firm Offers FREE Case Analysis
Years of experience has taught us a painful lesson. Sometimes, some insurance companies (and others) don't play nice. We won't stand for that kind of abuse of the system, the laws, and especially our clients - 30,000 for whom we've recovered over $600 million total since 1997!*
If you've been injured and you feel like you're getting the run-around from the insurance company, click here to contact us right now or call 1-866-900-7078. We're here 24/7, and we will evaluate your situation for FREE over the phone or online.
PS: If you feel like you need a bath after reading through Insurance Companies (and others) Behaving Badly, click here for a collection of soul cleansing stories that reveal just how far we have been known to go on our clients' behalf*.
*Cases or matters referenced do not represent the law firm's entire record. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer's or a law firm's past results. These are specific examples of experiences we have had with some insurance companies, adjusters, clients, or others. These stories do not necessarily represent any industry as a whole. These descriptions of events are based on upon the recollections of individual staff members.