In a new question and answer video (click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ibylhszC1w), Norfolk injury attorney Jim Hurley answers the question "Why not just settle with the insurance company after an auto wreck?
The experienced injury attorney with the Cooper Hurley Injury lawyers says, while it may make sense to deal directly with the insurance company if you only suffered minor injuries, it would be a serious mistake not to hire a lawyer in the case of more significant injuries. And never sign anything until you know the true extent of your injuries.
The bottom line for insurance companies is to protect their profits rather than your well-being. The insurance company will often seek to minimize the amount of compensation they owe you. It means you may receive an inadequate check or else they may make the filing process difficult and ignore your phone attempts to negotiate.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has a main office in Norfolk, Virginia and client meeting locations in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Newport News and Hampton, VA. The firm handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as wrongful death, railroad injury cases and medical malpractice.
Attorneys John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling auto injury accident claims. They receive the top AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, a leading attorney rating system. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Virginia and north eastern North Carolina. “When It Really Counts, Count on Cooper Hurley.” If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us or see www.cooperhurley.com.