Insurance Companies and Auto Accidents ___ June 29, 2022
Insurance Companies and Auto Accidents
Many people understand that they need to have sufficient evidence in order to have a chance to receive fair compensation for their serious car accident injury claim. Some people believe that the insurance company will deal with them fairly as long as they provide certain evidence. Well, on the one hand, that is true. At least it is true that you can count on the fact that if you have not collected all of the evidence you need to prove your claim, the insurance company is very unlikely to deal “fairly” with your case. It is probably then a leap of faith to believe that even if you have secured all of the necessary evidence that you can count on the insurance company to deal fairly with you in every case.
Insurance companies are for-profit businesses. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this. We expect companies to work towards making a profit. People who buy stock in insurance companies expect those companies to do everything that they can in order to make that profit. However, the profit the insurance companies make far too often comes at the expense of people who have suffered very serious personal injury cases and who will never return to the life that they had. Far too often, people who have lost loved ones in an accident that was caused by somebody else do not receive a fair settlement offer because the insurance company is hoping that they can increase their profit margins.
It is for this reason that the collection of evidence can be so vital. Many people are extremely uncomfortable with taking photographs of an accident scene. However, it is important to make sure that anything that can be photographed is photographed in order to preserve the evidence.
The importance of doing this coincides with taking photographs of somebody who’s been seriously injured. We certainly understand how morbid this can sound. It can be very uncomfortable to take pictures of a loved one who has been seriously injured. Nobody wants to remember their loved one in that condition. It can be very difficult for the person who has been seriously injured to even look in a mirror at times, let alone have someone else take those photographs. However, what if those photographs were the difference between obtaining a life-changing and fair settlement offer and never receiving any compensation for the injury? Well, unfortunately very often that can be the case.
And of course, it is not just about photographs. There are experts who can measure skid marks and look at the debris field after an accident. There are experts who can collect evidence and documentation that can help put together or piece together who is at fault for a case. The top personal injury lawyers have experience in seeking out all the different types of documentation and other evidence that can help support a claim for days, weeks, months, or even years after the fact.
Some evidence, like medical records and medical bills, do not simply disappear just because there is a long delay between the time of an injury and the time of trial. Other types of evidence may be lost if they’re not immediately obtained and secured by a personal injury lawyer.
It is not enough that somebody whose life has been devastated is telling the truth and they know that it was somebody else who caused their injury. It is only enough if that is the truth and that person has the evidence that can prove their claim. Therefore, if you have any questions whatsoever about the collection of evidence and what must be done in order to secure your case, please do not hesitate to give us a call. Immediately contact the best Austin, TX accident injury lawyer that you can find in order to make sure that even if you are not going to pursue a legal case at this time, you do not lose the ability to do so should you choose to pursue one later.