When Do You Call for Legal Help?

If you’ve been in a car accident…
When is the best time to think about getting legal help?
The insurance company will try to talk you into waiting. Their interests are not the same as yours. The adjuster will want to get a statement before you get help. This is not for your benefit but to document their file – and often to try to find a reason not to pay.
They will also try to get you to take a quick and cheap settlement. Some insurance companies are very aggressive and will even send a representative to the scene of the crash to try to cut a deal before the wrecker or officer finishes. Resist any urge to accept that fast offer. That friendly adjuster will stop taking your calls the moment the settlement check clears. A settlement is final. When a release is signed, the insurance company usually has no obligation to pay anything more even if new damages are found.
The Gouner Law Office has represented clients for over 20 years and has collected millions of dollars in settlements. If you have been in a car accident, call for a consultation and evaluation immediately after the wreck. Hiring a lawyer is usually means the difference between getting a fair settlement and a fraction of what the case is worth. Even if the police report puts you at fault, that is not necessarily the end of the story. Police sometimes misunderstand the facts, like who is turning.

Call our office at 225-293-6200 or Toll Free at 800-404-1921 for an evaluation. 

Written By: Greg Gouner
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