Insurance companies exist in order to make a profit. For that reason, it's no surprise that they're in no hurry to pay fair compensation claims after their clients have been involved in an auto accident, and disputes are very common. If you have been in an auto accident and you were seriously injured, it's a given that you need to speak to a Kansas City, Missouri car accident lawyer as soon as you possibly can. However, if your accident was more minor and you disagree with the insurance company about the claim, there are a few steps you could take on your own.
Getting Your Own Appraisal
Your auto insurance company or that of the other driver will conduct its own appraisal to estimate the amount of compensation they believe you should receive. However, you are entitled to get an appraisal of your own if you do not agree with theirs. Even if the appraisal costs you something, it is probably going to be well worth it if you believe there is a large discrepancy between the two amounts.
Hiring a Lawyer
If the insurance company is using intimidation tactics, dragging its heels, or if the accident you were involved in was a serious one, you will nearly always benefit from hiring an experienced car accident lawyer, and it is the right thing to do. This lawyer will be your voice when dealing with the insurance company and will not be vulnerable to its tactics. You will also be likely to get a much better compensation settlement.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Kansas City, Missouri Car Accident Lawyer Today
If you have been hurt as a result of a car accident, call to schedule a free consultation with a Kansas City, Missouri car accident attorney today. The skilled legal professionals at the PK Law Group will thoroughly investigate your case and will let the insurance companies know that you are not alone. Visit our web page at pklawgroup.com or give us a call at (816) 929-8777 and talk to one of our experienced staff. We serve Kansas City, Missouri and surrounding areas. Our legal experts are eager to represent you.