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The Do's and Don'ts of Filing Insurance Claims in Washington State

What You Need to Know When Dealing With an Insurance Company

At the Law Offices of Matthew D. Dubin, our attorneys are happy to explain every detail of how to file an insurance/accident claim. On the surface, this may seem like a simple process. Unfortunately, there are traps that insurance companies are just waiting for you to fall into, traps that can prevent you from collecting all the compensation you need.

The Most Important Thing to Do: Contact an Experienced Lawyer

We offer free consultations about what do after a car accident or other accident. We handle all cases on a contingent fee basis. You will pay no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you. In other words, there is no risk for you. The benefit? You will have a law firm on your side with more than 25 years of experience maximizing compensation for accident victims, an attorney who knows all of the insurance company's tricks.

Look at it this way: When you sell a house, you hire a realtor to make certain nothing is missed and you maximize the sale price in a reasonable amount of time. When you are injured, you hire a lawyer to make certain that nothing is overlooked — and there is a lot that can be overlooked, considering how many aspects of law come into play in these cases — and that you get all of the compensation you are entitled to.

Do Not Accept the Insurance Company's Settlement Offer

The insurance company is going to offer you a settlement. The offer may seem tempting, but keep this in mind: Insurance companies thrive by paying out as little compensation as possible. The amount may seem reasonable at first. People who accept settlements often realize their mistake only after the settlement money runs out and the medical bills keep coming in.

Do Not Even Talk to the Insurance Company Without a Lawyer Present

Insurance company representatives may seem friendly, but that's their job. Another part of their job: to exploit every loophole in an insurance policy and use every possible strategy to pay you as little as possible. They have no problem asking heavily medicated accident victims to sign off on unfair settlements. They will have no problem trying to take advantage of you in ways that you may not even recognize. We will not let them.

Contact a Seattle Catastrophic Injury Attorney for a Free Consultation

To discuss the do's and don'ts for accident/insurance claims with a dedicated personal injury lawyer, call 206-462-4428. You can also contact us online.