It is common to experience serious injuries after being involved in a crash where you are not at fault. You may also be unable to work for a long period of time, which means you are no longer receiving the money that you and your loved ones need to continue your lives. You may think that, because the accident wasn’t your fault, it should be simple enough to get a good settlement from the insurance company. However, there are certain concerns that can make this process more complicated.
What Can Go Wrong
The process of working with an insurance company to get a decent settlement is not always easy. This is because these companies are looking out for one thing: their own profits. The way they get more money is by making sure that they do not have to pay out large settlements to accident victims. The insurance company uses its staff of insurance adjusters in order to discover ways to reduce the overall amount of the final settlement. Many times, claims are denied because the victim mistakenly made some decisions that ended up hurting their case.
Avoid These Mistakes to Protect Your Rights to Compensation
Many times, insurance companies will use these mistakes that are made by victims as justification to deny or reduce the final settlement amount. It is important to avoid making these mistakes in order to protect your case and get the settlement you deserve. These mistakes include:
- Admitting fault for the accident. Sometimes you may think the crash was partially your fault, but you should never take full blame. Admitting liability will cause you to miss the opportunity to file a claim. This can happen even if future evidence shows you were not at fault.
- Waiting too long to seek legal representation. There is a fairly short statute of limitations regarding vehicle accidents, and if yours goes by, you will find yourself unable to file an accident claim.
- Accepting an initial offer from the company. Just days after the crash, the insurance company may offer an initial settlement, but this offer will likely not cover the complete expenses and damages. If you accept their first offer, you will be largely unable to pursue further damages.
Las Vegas Car Collisions
In Nevada, there have been a reported 331 fatalities on the roadways in the year 2018.
This marks a noticeable increase of 6.4 percent from the previous year, which only had 311 deaths. Overall across the United States, the number of fatalities due to car accidents has decreased.
We have decades of experience helping people with all kinds of injuries, and our lawyers understand how to get results.
You’re not just a case number at The Cottle Firm. Contact our offices now at 702-722-6111 to discuss your claim with a professional Las Vegas car crash attorney today.