More Car Accidents In Erie Lately
In a recent story, WICU mentions an increase of car accidents bringing extra business to local auto body shops. This brought up a very good point to a woman who was just in my office the other day asking if she was required to use the insurance company’s “Approved” auto body shop. The answer is NO, you can use any auto body shop you wish.
What Could happen
While this is not the norm, there have been instances of a local repair facility being coerced by a large insurance corporation into performing the repairs at a reduced rate to benefit the insurance company. Here’s how it works: The actual damage to your car may be $1,500. However, the insurance company may pressure the garage to fix the car for under $1,000 – because the garage gets a lot of business from the insurance company. The insurance company then argues that because there was less than $1,000 in damage to your car, the impact probably wasn’t very severe and you could not have been seriously injured in the accident. This is just one of many scams that exist out there, so be careful.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident?
The first reason why you should hire an injury lawyer from The Travis Law Firm after a car accident is quite simply, experience. Our PA car accident attorneys have handled hundreds of cases, and we know all the loopholes that an insurance company will try to exploit. Remember, the insurance company wants to pay you as little as possible.
Avoid the Mistake of Trying to Do It Yourself
Many of our car accident clients come to us after they have battled the insurance company on their own and received very little or no support from them. A study by the Insurance Research Council found that accident victims who hire an injury lawyer to manage their case, receive gross settlements up to three times larger than those who do not hire an attorney. Don’t leave money on the table, get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Were You In A Car Accident? We Can Help!
Our personal injury lawyers take car accident cases upon a contingency – meaning we only get paid when we win your case. If you have questions after a car accident, and just need some legal advice, please use our free confidential case evaluation form to explore your legal rights to compensation.