Can I Hire an Attorney During the Claims Process?

claims process Blackburn & Green - November 22, 2015

The insurance claims process can be hard to navigate if you’ve never filed a claim before or if your claim is complex. Although insurance companies may boast of their easy and quick claims process, many factors can complicate it. If there is a dispute over liability, if the claim has a high value, or if there are other aggravating circumstances, it may be in your best interest to hire an experienced Indiana personal injury attorney to assist you with your claim. While the insurance company would have you believe otherwise, the personal injury claims process can be difficult to manage on your own.

Ideally, you would speak with an attorney prior to beginning the claims process. The initial conversations you have with the insurance adjuster can hurt your claim if you do not know the importance of what you are saying. It is important to know what information to provide to the insurance adjuster to satisfy their questioning while still protecting your rights to compensation. Even if you started your claim without the help of an attorney, you can still hire an attorney during the claims process if you feel you need assistance. What started out looking like a simple claim could become complicated in light of newly surfaced evidence or when liability is disputed. Even if you’ve already been offered a settlement, don’t hesitate to consult with an experienced attorney before accepting it. Even just a consultation could inform you of your right to recovery and may save you from settling your claim for less than it is worth. If you cannot reach a settlement on your own, an attorney may be able to facilitate successful negotiations. If a settlement cannot be reached, an attorney can file suit and litigate your case.

Many people open up their insurance claim thinking they can handle it on their own. Insurance companies may take advantage of a claimant without representation. They may pressure you to settle for less than what your claim is worth. They may also try to deny your claim by disputing liability or coverage. Having an experienced attorney assist you at any stage of the claims process can help you stand up for your rights to compensation.

At Blackburn & Green, we know how to take care of our clients after an injury and will fight tenaciously for fair compensation for your losses. Our experienced attorneys can help you resolve your claim. We offer free initial consultations at one of our office locations or at your home or hospital room. Call (800) 444-1112 or (260) 422-4400 to be connected with one of our 25 convenient office locations across Indiana, or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation. Contact Blackburn & Green for knowledgeable and caring legal counsel on your personal injury case today.