Talk to a Lawyer First, Deborah Gander Says
Even if you are their insured, you are not necessarily the insurance company’s number one priority. They want to save money, which could mean offering you less money than you actually deserve. As Deborah Gander explains in this video, an attorney with experience dealing with insurance companies can negotiate on your behalf for a more beneficial offer.
An insurance company is protecting their insured and themselves. They are not looking to give you top dollar. They’re looking to give you the low-ball offer that they can get you to go away and sign away all of your rights. A lot of times, and this was a common practice years ago, insurance companies would call people and say, “An attorney is going to take a certain percentage of your recovery, and we can make sure that that percentage goes to you. You’re going to end up with more in your pocket if you just take this money now.” That of course is not true. The reason our system is set up for advocates is people who know how to advocate get the greatest results for their clients, and that is true across the board.