If you are seriously injured in a car accident in West Virginia and the other vehicle’s driver was at fault, the case should be simple and you can handle it on your own claim right? Wrong!
This cannot be further from the truth. In today’s environment where the economy is struggling, all companies, including insurance companies, are finding it difficult to increase the profit, which shareholders and executives demand. An insurance company makes money three ways, by consolidating offices, the physicals or bricks and mortar, through investments and premiums paid. The quicker way to increase profits is not to pay claim which can result in large short-term saving or need case. They do this by devaluing, delaying and denying claims.
In West Virginia, we are raised with a strong value system, and if you do something wrong, you accept responsibility for your actions. Well, insurance companies don’t follow these values, but value the dollar.
The reality of the world we live in today is that if you are in an accident and injured through no fault of your own, most people think you are just in it for the money and are not hurt.
In my eighteen years of help citizens hurt through no fault of their own, not one wanted to be injured and would trade any amount of money to be healthy again.
It is a uphill battle if you are injured in an accident. Sometimes when you are hurt no on believes you, not the doctor, not your friends and certainly not the insurance company. We live in an age where there is a bias against persons injured in accidents. And the innocent party finds they often have no one to turn too, when they just need a person who will listen.
If you are seriously injured in an accident, contact your local personal injury lawyer. He has walked that lonely road with many clients and can give you guidance every step of the way.