Many Orange County accident victims make the mistake of assuming that the other driver’s insurance company has their best interests in mind and is “playing fair” throughout the personal injury settlement process. Unfortunately, many of these same accident victims end up accidentally signing away their rights or accepting a settlement that doesn’t cover the real cost of their injuries. Once those documents have been signed, they find themselves out of luck and unable to pursue the compensation they rightfully deserve.
No matter how friendly or concerned the other driver’s insurance company seems, it is up to you to protect your rights and make sure you don’t fall prey to a trick or trap along the way. This is why it is so important to consult with an attorney who has experience with cases similar to yours and to work together to review any documents that you are asked to sign. If you decide to hire an experienced attorney to work on your case, he or she can handle all the paperwork for you, determine your expected recovery, communicate with the insurance company on your behalf, and protect your rights at every turn.
At Russell & Lazarus, we understand that accident victims face many pressures after they are injured, and we are here to help ease that pressure. An experienced Newport Beach personal injury attorney would be happy to meet with you in a completely free and confidential case review to help you get started. Just give us a call today at 1-(949) 851-0222.