The S.E. Farris Law Firm
PITFALLS WHEN SETTLING YOUR CASE WITHOUT A LAWYER:
You’ve been injured and you are thinking about dealing with the insurance company without an attorney; that is probably mistake but here are some things to watch out for if you decide to go down that road.
INJURY LAW NEWS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE S.E. FARRIS LAW FIRM
I’m Spencer Farris and I represent injury victims in St. Louis and throughout the State of Missouri. I’ve helped hundreds of folks for persona injury. Every once in a while I meet someone who thinks they don’t need an attorney. Let me tell you a few things to look out for if you decide that you don’t want to hire an attorney.
Get pictures, whether it is the car you crashed in or the place you fell, a picture is worth a thousand words. If you are relying on the insurance company to take pictures for you, you are making a big mistake. If those pictures would have been helpful to you and they disappear you will never be able to recreate that important evidence for your case.
DON’T MAKE A STATEMENT:
The insurance company will want to take a statement from you and that is a mistake. Remember the person asking the questions controls and frames how your answers come out. The insurance company is not there to help you. You never want to give a statement without someone on your side to help you through that step and typically that is where you would have an attorney.
DON’T SIGN ANYTHING:
The insurance company is going to want you to sign medical authorizations and in Missouri you don’t give up your right to all privacy just because you had an injury case. You don’t have to sign the authorization that gives the insurance company not only the right to get all of your medical records from the time that you are born but the form they give you will do just that. Don’t sign that form.
Studies have show over and over that folks with an attorney get 4 to 5 times more money from their injury case than those without. If you’ve been injured and you have questions whether you want to hire an attorney or not call me at the number on my screen or visit us at our internet web address. We are happy to help. If we can help you resolve your case without hiring us, great, but if you need an attorney, we’d be proud to represent you.
THE S.E. FARRIS LAW FIRM IS DEDICATED TO THE NEEDS OF INJURY VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES