Medical professionals help with the physical side of your healing, but when it comes to making a financial recovery it's surprising how many people ignore the big benefits that a personal injury lawyer can provide to them. The simple fact is that having a lawyer represent you will often lead to much larger compensation amounts. And one of the biggest reasons for that is the numerous underhanded, shady tactics that insurance companies and lawyers for the other side often use.
An Uphill Battle For Restitution
Insurance companies don't stay in business by paying out large amounts of money on a regular basis. Instead, they do all that they can to avoid paying anything to those seeking restitution. They'll do whatever they can to do so, and do this even if they know that you're seriously injured and struggling financially.
As such, the process of getting what you're owed can be incredibly difficult. And in many cases, it can make it harder to physically heal as well - you're so stressed and struggling so much to fight for financial compensation to get back on your feet that you can't heal properly. As such, it's important to not only get the help of a professional personal injury lawyer, but to know what kind of shady tactics the other side may use against her.
The Main Tactics To Be Wary Of
Here's a look at a few of the different ways the insurance companies and opposing lawyers could try to take advantage of you. Making it all worse, they do so while you're in a stressful situation, which actually increases the odds that you'll make a mistake and fall for their actions.
• Red Tape - One common tactic is to force you to fill out endless forms and go through tons of red tape, making it seem like it's nearly impossible to reach any kind of conclusion.
• Stalling or Refusing Payment - They could also stall payments, delay them, or tell you that you have no right to seek restitution at all and that they refuse payment.
• Threatening - Another tactic is to make you feel like you may actually be to blame for the accident. This can include threatening to seek compensation through legal means from you, adding huge amounts of stress, fear, and concern to your life and making it even harder to focus on your physical recovery.
• Lowball Settlement Offers - All of the above usually culminate in this tactic. By forcing you to jump through hoops and spending time making you feel like you have no legal rights or no chance to get compensation for your injuries. Then, they offer you a settlement that is far lower than you deserve. This way, they assume that you'll accept the settlement offer even though it doesn't cover all of your expenses.
It's important to get help on your side and make sure that you stand up to the lawyers and insurance companies. Enlist the help of an attorney so you can make sure that you get the attention and the respect of the other side - and that you aren't pushed around by their tactics. With us on your side, they immediately start working to reach a deal instead of trying to bully you.