Every year, 2.35 million people are injured or disabled in an auto accident. Of those, 37,000 accidents involve fatalities. (ASIRT: Annual United States Road Crash Statistics, 2017). Having the right attorney by your side, assuring that your rights are protected, makes all the difference when pursuing your personal injury claim.

When someone is in an auto accident, they do not know who to call first or what to do. People will mistakenly put their trust into the hands of insurance companies who are quick to contact them. That is one of the biggest mistakes a person can make after an auto accident.  Contacting the insurance company without representation, including your own, can result in losing rights you would otherwise have.  Insurance companies know what benefits yous have to gain from them, and they know what to obtain from you in order to prevent you from obtaining those benefits.  Insurance companies are for profit companies and will do whatever they can to keep money in their pocket and out of yours.

Time after time, we hear from injured parties who have been cornered by insurance companies and have prematurely settled their case shortly after their collision.  It is no exaggeration when we say that we have seen insurance companies knock on the doors of injured parties with a pen and paper in hand,  to sign off and release them of liability for a nominal sum.  These settlements with non-represented parties are invariably for a fraction of the actual value of their injury claim.  Signing a release of rights with an insurance company is, or can be, a legally binding contract that will “cut off” and preclude any further relief for that injured party.  This scenario happens when injured parties contact the insurance company themselves, without legal representation, giving the insurance company the opportunity to engage in this type of conduct.  This happens by design, over and over, through the hands of opportunistic and unsympathetic insurance adjusters, who have achieved their quota by “getting rid” of the claim and saving the insurance company money.  These types of settlements usually do not cover necessary medical expenses, loss of income, a fair valuation of pain and suffering, and can even be insufficient for repairing your vehicle.

It is imperative to seek the proper evaluation of your case and your injuries before making any decision with respect to settlements.  GBG can assist you achieve this end.  As experienced personal injury attorneys, at GBG we are able to properly evaluate your claim and advise you of your rights.  At GBG we seek out and exhaust every legal avenue of recovery on our clients’ behalf.  This is true because often times there are multiple sources of recovery available to an injured party who is seeking compensation for his or her injuries.

Do not let dealing with the insurance company, or their attorneys, add to the stress of having gone through an already traumatic experience.  Let the offices of GBG help you in your auto collision or personal injury case by dealing with the insurance company so you can focus on your recovery.