The one thing I tell all of my clients is to remember that all insurance companies are in business for one thing, and that’s to make money. When you try to deal with an insurance company by yourself – and despite the fact that the individual on the other side of the telephone call sounds like they have your interest in mind, they do not. These insurance carriers are reporting to boards of directors and shareholders, and the one thing they need to report on is profitability.
If you are trying to handle your case yourself, I would advise you to stop doing so. Contact an attorney that knows what they’re doing and understands the idiosyncrasies of these insurance companies. That attorney will make sure that it’s your interests that are best represented, as opposed to the interests of some shareholder of some very large corporation.
Attorney Robert Maranto is a partner with Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, PLLC and has achieved the rating of superb on Avvo. Following an auto accident, an insurance company may try to contact you. The insurance company’s goal is simple — to minimize the cost to the insurance company. Insurance companies have little regard for the well-being of injured victims, and they will do everything possible to protect their interests — even when that means asking victims to sign documents or statements without having an attorney review them, or trying to convince victims to agree to a settlement much lower in value than they deserve.
The Buffalo Personal Injury Attorneys at Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra, PLLC fight for the rights of persons who are injured or disabled. We approach each case on an individual basis and personally assist each client with their unique needs. We are involved in every step of the legal process, and ensure that each case receives the time and effort necessary for success.