“I know you may find this hard to believe, but insurance companies will try to get you to accept a lesser amount for your injuries than you deserve,” said Charleston, WV attorney Jeffrey T. Jones (http://www.jeffreytjones.com/)
Jones, who also wrote the West Virginia Automobile Accident Guide, wants to letyou know why you have to watch out for insurance companies and what to do about it:
· Insurance Adjustors are professionals trained to do a job.
· They have more knowledge and experience in that area than the average person.
· If you do it yourself, are you really saving money or costing yourself money?
· How many times have you, or someone you know, tried to do something yourself and screwed it up and then had to pay someone else to fix what you messed up, and then pay them more to do it the right way?
· Isn’t it cheaper and better to hire a professional to do it right to begin with?
· If you screw up your case, odds are no one can fix it for you.
“Here’s an example of what I mean,” said Jones.
You are injured in a car wreck and see a doctor a few times. You miss work, but you feel like you are getting better. So, you call the insurance company and say ‘let’s settle’. You sign a release and take the money. A week or two later, you can’t get out of bed and are in excruciating pain. You go to the doctor, and he says you have a herniated disc from the car wreck. He tells you that you need surgery and will be off work for three months. You call the insurance company to tell them and they laugh and say ‘Sorry, but you signed a release and we don’t owe you another dime!’. Does this sound unbelievable?
“Unfortunately, I have people call me with stories just like this, and I have to tell them ‘Sorry, if you signed a release, there is probably nothing I can do for you!’ You should have gone to see a lawyer first!!!!” “My advice to everybody is ‘Don’t rely on the insurance company to help you. Their adjusters are not working to help you. They are working for the company or person who signs their paycheck and that's not you! Do what's best for you......Talk to a lawyer first.’"
About Jeffrey T. Jones:
Jeffrey T. Jones is an attorney in Charleston, West Virginia. He is licensed to practice in the State and Federal Courts of West Virginia and in the State of North Carolina.
He is past President of the West Virginia Association for Justice and has been honored as Member of the Year. He has also been recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in West Virginia. He has appeared in USA TODAY as an Emerging Business Leader To Watch.
He represents persons injured or killed in accidents and has written the West Virginia Automobile Accident Injury Guide and a Special Report dealing with car accidents, personal injury and insurance companies.
To learn more about Jeff or to order his book, or Special Reports, go to http://www.jeffreytjones.com/