Insurance companies are required to give a person who has faced harm after an accident a fair amount of settlement to help them cover the costs of all the damage they were subjected to. The unfortunate reality is that although the law mandates that an insurer give a fair amount to the insured individual, as was agreed upon when they signed the contract, most insurance companies try their best to get away from having to follow this law.
Anyone who believes their insurer has offered them a much lower amount then what they deserve to get should not hesitate before reaching out to an accident lawyer to help them properly file a claim against the insurer. One’s attorney can first contact the insurance company and try to negotiate a better alternative. However, if the insurer still refuses to accept or they take exceptionally long to reply, then they can be taken to court for their inability to answer responsibly.
Individuals who have made the mistake of contacting their insurer themselves without the help of a legal professional should reach out to a lawyer as soon as possible. As long as a person has not signed any agreements with the insurer there is still hope that a greater settlement amount can be agreed on so a person can properly cover all the damages they faced and they don’t end up paying from their pocket.
Insurance companies are expected by the law to act in good faith and give the client the exact amount they need, but since this usually does not happen, the help of a lawyer is always highly recommended after getting into any sort of accident.
Steps to take right after getting into an accident in Minneapolis, MN
Drivers who get into an accident that results in them facing serious damages should reach out to an attorney as soon as they get the chance to get advice on the legalities of their situation. Every case is different, and a qualified attorney can advise a person on the steps they should take based on how the accident occurred and other accompanying factors.
After a collision, the first course of action anyone takes should be to secure the good health of all those involved and once that is done then they should focus on gathering and recording as much evidence and information as they can find.
Get in touch with an accident lawyer at the Law Office of Martin T. Martilino as soon as possible to being filing an accident claim and to get help dealing with one’s insurance company to request for settlement.
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3109 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone: (612) 236-1320
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