Claims that fall under the “personal injury” heading happen in a number of different environments and from several various causes, but most bodily injuries that occur in the United States are related to auto accidents. Unfortunately, many of those injured people receive less than adequate compensation for damages caused by the negligent parties.  This is due, in large part, to a lack of understanding of common pitfalls in the process of filing a claim and negotiating a settlement.

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Avoiding Common Pitfalls

In the wake of an injury auto accident that was not your fault, there will be far too many details to process without consulting a professional.  A skilled auto accident attorney will be able to guide you through the entire process from a position of strength.  One of the most common mistakes claimants make is to talk with insurance companies first, agreeing to give recorded statements with the thought “I’ve got nothing to hide.” Failing to realize that anything you say will be used against you (no matter how nice the insurance representative sounds). Immediately after an accident mmakesLobaugh Law Firm your first call.

Dealing With Insurance

Again, before you speak with an insurance representative (and they will likely call early and often) taking a moment to speak with your attorney can assure you do so with a well-informed strategy. We’ll help you know what to say and what not to say.

Many times auto accident injury victims operate under the assumption that the negligence of the other parties is so obvious their insurance companies will automatically have to cover all damages. If only it were that straightforward.  Here’s what the insurance company’s process is:

    1. First, the insurance company diagnoses whether or not the negligent party’s policy has coverage for the accident.
    2. Then the insurance company will only offer payment if they agree to do so
    3. If the insurance company does not agree to pay, they wait until they receive a court order to pay.

Although auto insurance is required by law but automobile insurance is not a public service.  Insurance companies make their profit by mitigating the amount of claims that go out. Before you speak with a claims adjuster, contact Lobaugh Law Firm – one of Oklahoma’s most experienced firms.

Contact Lobaugh Law Firm Today

The Ponca City based law firm of Lobaugh Law has been representing the rights of Oklahomans for over 60 years. Our team is always uniquely positioned to offer strong representation and we’re an easy conversation away from forthright legal advice for your situation.

Many clients have remarked that the way we treat our clients is not the same as many attorneys.  We say putting people first is simply the way it should be. If you or someone you love has been involved in an auto accident, don’t waste another moment. Enlist the advocacy of Lobaugh Law Firm.

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