If you have been injured in an auto accident or in any other way that was the fault of someone else, the last thing you should do is attempt to work through the situation by yourself. The reason is that you will inevitably have to deal with the other party’s insurance company, and that’s a slippery slope for someone who isn’t an experienced attorney.
If you face this situation, the first thing you need to do is contact a Milwaukee personal injury lawyer to schedule a free initial consultation. He or she will work with you and with the other party’s insurance company, and that will allow you to concentrate on recovery. A few of the reasons that you will need legal help are explained below.
In its most idealistic context, an insurance company exists to protect people from unforeseen loss of property and assets. However, the reality is that insurance companies are generally huge, for-profit corporations, which means that they are ultimately responsible to their shareholders.
That’s why you should not expect cooperation from the other party’s insurance company, as that carrier’s role at that point is to not only protect their policy holder, but also to limit their own liability in an attempt to protect their all-important bottom line.
There are specific ways in which insurance companies will carry out their self-perceived duty of protecting themselves and their policy holders. One of those ways is by employing an entire department of in-house corporate defense attorneys, and if you attempt to deal with them yourself, you will soon be drowning in legal jargon and delays.
If your situation is one that will not be resolved without going to trial, then you will likely no longer face that team of in-house defense attorneys, but rather you’ll soon be dealing with a large and aggressive defense trial law firm that’s been hired by that insurance company. Typical defense strategies include drowning the claiming party in paperwork and putting the claimant through a series of excruciating depositions, among other legal but stressful tactics.
The reasons above are just a few examples of why you need to work with a Milwaukee personal injury lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® Your attorney has the experience necessary to deal with the insurance company properly, to cut through the red tape that’s often an integral component of the defense, and to in effect ‘level the playing field’ so that it’s no longer a situation of one individual versus a corporate giant.
Let a zealous and experienced advocate handle this situation for you. Your first consultation is free of charge, so contact a Milwaukee personal injury lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today.