Should I Try to Handle My Car Accident Claim on My Own First? No.
Many people have misconceptions about car accident claims and car accident lawyers. First, they think that a car accident claim should be relatively straightforward. After all, you know who was responsible for your crash, shouldn’t their insurance company just issue you a check? Second, people think that a car accident lawyer is going to charge them costly fees to handle a claim, leaving them with little to nothing in their pockets. Both of these assumptions are truly misconceptions.
Complicated Car Accident Claims
When you file a claim with another driver’s insurance company, the process rarely goes as planned. While you may expect the insurer to take your word about what caused the accident and your resulting losses, you will find that insurance companies can be difficult. Their goal is to limit payments to increase their bottom lines, so you can bet they will not willingly hand over the amount you asked for right away.
Instead, insurance adjusters work to challenge your claims and demand copious amounts of paperwork and proof, often delaying your claim substantially. With constant requests and delays, you might be ready to accept any payment the company will offer. This is what the company wants, as it will likely offer a far lower amount than you requested. You may not have the energy or time to deal with the company any further, so many people end up with a low settlement that does not begin to cover their losses.
Our attorneys regularly handle car accident insurance claims from start to finish for our clients. We understand Connecticut’s complex insurance statutes. Having skilled representation can minimize hiccups and often results in a much higher settlement. We take the stress off of you and fight for full compensation on your behalf, making this process easier and more beneficial for you.
We Make It Easy for You
There are definitely lawyers out there who charge exorbitant hourly fees and rack up the bills for clients. However, as personal injury attorneys, our firm works on a contingency fee basis for car accident cases. This means the following:
- Case evaluations are completely free
- We cover all expenses related to your claim up front
- You only pay for expenses and fees if we successfully get compensation for you
With a contingency fee arrangement, you pay nothing out of pocket, which means that anyone can afford to seek help from our legal team. You have nothing to lose by calling our office before you file a claim, and you the process of financial recovery will likely be significantly smoother for you.
Contact Our New London Car Accident Lawyers for Help Today
Should you try to handle your car accident claim on your own? That decision is ultimately up to you. However, at Polito & Harrington, LLC, we regularly get calls from people who tried this route, only to be frustrated and disappointed time and time again. We can handle your claim from the start or help if you’ve already filed your claim. Either way, call (860) 447-3300 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.