Imagine the situation: You’re in a serious car accident. You’re dealing with the serious damages often associated with these types of situations, so you decide to take legal action. You may think that it’s the responsible party who is responsible for paying out compensation, but that is not the case.
In car accident cases, it is the insurance company who is the primary focus. After all, it’s a very rare situation that you would actually be involved in a car crash with someone who, on their own, can handle compensating an injured individual with hundreds of thousands of dollars—even millions—to cover expenses.
Insurance companies are present to help cover these expenses on their policyholder’s behalf. The various coverages available to drivers are there to help the defendant in car accident cases to pay for injury expenses and property damage.
When you file a lawsuit after a car accident, you’re dealing with the insurance company—a large corporation with a focus on their own profits and a determination to pay out as little as possible, regardless of how serious your injury is.
The insurance company is often backed by their own legal team who have extensive experience defending against claims, trying to bring up evidence that would remove liability from their own client, and attempting to put you at fault for the accident.
One of the ways they attempt to do this is by requesting a recorded statement from you regarding the accident and what may have happened. They’re looking for discrepancies in your story for which they may be able to use against you to remove all liability from their client.
You should know your rights. You don’t have to speak with the other insurance company without your lawyer present. It is their job to limit your claim, but it is your attorney’s job to help you come out of the situation on top.
To help combat the claims of the insurance company and protect your rights moving forward, it’s imperative for you to speak with a skilled and experienced Oregon car accident attorney who can help you understand what to expect and how you can move forward.
At The Gatti Law Firm, we are truly dedicated to representing you at a time when you need it the most. We go the extra mile to help you seek the most favorable outcome possible, so you can move forward with confidence.
Contact us at (503) 543-1114 today to discuss your potential case.