Don't Negotiate with the Insurance Company
Hire a lawyer immediately following an injury. When you try to handle your personal injury claim yourself by negotiating with the opposing driver’s insurance company, you are harming your case – no doubt about it. Simply due to lack of legal training and experience you will say things that harm or devalue your case. And what kind of an impression are you making on the adjuster?Whatever it is, your lawyer could make a better one.
An experienced lawyer is a polished negotiator and communicator who knows what to say and, more important, how to say it. Having handled hundreds of personal injury cases for more than 25 years, it has become clear that an injured person will almost always end up with less than money than if s/he has hired an attorney and paid attorney fees. How much is your case worth? Don’t know? Are you going to ask the insurance adjuster how much your case is worth? What a bad idea!