In Colorado, whenever you are injured in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence, you’re going through that person’s insurance company. As such, they don’t have much of an obligation to protect you after a crash, and they’re often looking for any way to pay you less than you deserve.
With a strong focus on profit, the insurance company will try to contact you early and often to get additional information and statements. During this time, it’s wise to have legal representation throughout the process to help protect you from the insurance company’s tactics.
You Have the Right to Have an Attorney Speak with the Insurance
When the insurance company contacts you, it’s vital to recognize your legal rights. One of those rights is the ability to have your legal representation present to help answer any questions on your behalf. This is important for many reasons:
- It sends a message to the insurance company letting them know you are pursuing just compensation.
- It levels the playing field and let’s the insurance company know you won’t fall prey to their devious tactics.
- It prevents you from doing or saying something that could sabotage your ability to pursue maximum compensation in your case.
Don’t Let the Insurance Company Take Advantage of a Vulnerable Situation
During a difficult time, the insurance company knows that you need money. They are hoping that you need compensation enough to accept whatever they offer, and they’re willing to delay the process if it means they’re forcing your hand at accepting the settlement.
At Gaddis, Herd, Craw & Adams, P.C., we know how difficult it can be to suffer injuries and property damage after a crash. You need strong representation to help you navigate the complex areas of the law. Our Colorado Springs car crash lawyers stand ready to help you every step of the way with a focus on obtaining the maximum compensation you need.