Wolves often appear in sheep’s clothing especially when it comes to insurance companies. Taking legal advice from an insurance adjuster can be one of the biggest mistakes you make. There are a lot of wrong places to get legal advice and legal help but there is only one right place.
A trusted accident law firm is the only place you should turn for legal advice after you have been injured in a car accident, slip and fall situation, dog bite, or any other personal injury case. Rule # 1 to remember not everyone has your best interest at heart when they are providing legal advice.
Well-Meaning Friends and Family
You likely know someone that has been involved in a car accident or that has a family member that has been involved in an accident. They likely have their own “war stories” to share about how the process played out for them. They also likely have tons of advice to share. Unfortunately, their experience does not necessarily mean you will have the same experience.
Taking legal advice from friends and family, unless of course, your friend or a family member happens to also be an insurance claim attorney, can be dangerous. Following the steps that they took to settle their claim does not guarantee that it will do the same thing for you.
An insurance claim attorney, is an expert in the laws that pertain to personal injuries and will have a strategy for your personal injury case that is designed around the facts of your claim. There is no one size fits all approach to personal injury. What worked for your friend or family member will not necessarily work for you.
The Insurance Company
It can not be stressed enough that the insurance adjuster is not on your side. Even if the insurance adjuster seems like they care about the outcome of your claim, the reality is they work for the insurance company and that is where their loyalty lies.
Adjusters are focused on saving the insurance company money, and if that means shortchanging you that is exactly what they will do. Do not take legal advice from an insurance adjuster, they are not qualified to give you advice, and it will likely be advice that will not be in your favor.
Why It is Important to Have an Attorney On Your Side
It can be very difficult to navigate any personal injury matter. You will get a lot of advice from a lot of different people, many of whom are not qualified to give such advice. Your best option if you need legal advice about your personal injury case is to seek out an attorney that makes your best interest a priority.