Insurance Company Negotiations

Oakland Injury Compensation Lawyer

Dealing with the insurance company is probably just one task on the long list of tasks that you need to complete after the car accident. You should know that accepting the first offer from an insurance company after an accident is usually a mistake. Insurance companies are out to protect their bottom line. They push for quick settlements for less money than victims may need.

Do not accept a low settlement because you are overwhelmed. If you or a loved one have been injured due to someone else's negligence, then contact an Oakland personal injury attorney. Contact us online, or call 510-431-2598 for immediate assistance.

Four Decades Of Experience In Settlement Negotiations

David G. Smith, Attorney at Law, has been helping injured people in the Bay Area since 1978. Our insurance company negotiation lawyer in Oakland helps clients collect the full and fair compensation they deserve from insurance companies.

Insurance company negotiations can be frustrating after a car accident. Claims adjusters often go to great lengths to reduce or eliminate payments, such as assuming that if there is no damage to a vehicle, there is no damage to the driver or passengers. Victims are pressured to "take it or leave it" before they seek help from a lawyer.

"I was injured in two separate automobile accidents which were two years apart. In addition to the injuries sustained in those accidents I had other serious medical problems which made both cases much more complicated. Patiently and professionally Mr. Smith navigated both accident claims with four different insurance companies and obtained total settlements for both cases that we were very happy with. "
- RM, Satisfied Client, Oakland, California

How To Know When To Settle

Most injured people know that an offer is too small, but they are unsure when to settle. It is important to understand the full extent of your damages to understand the worth of your settlement. Our compensation attorney knows that determining liability or the full extent of injury or loss can be complex and takes time:

  • Semi-truck accidents can involve multiple parties with separate insurance carriers
  • Construction accidents can have third-party claims with conflicting liability concerns
  • Brain injuries, whiplash damage and emotional disorders can take weeks or months to appear

Proper insurance company negotiations mean knowing the value of a claim by waiting until all current and future concerns are accounted for. We consult with accident reconstructionists, medical specialists and life care planners to show exactly what damage has occurred and the financial impact to your life. Only then can we accurately measure whether any insurance company offer is a fair settlement.

Contacting An Insurance Company Negotiation Lawyer

Understanding your injuries in a claim is critical. Our Oakland injury compensation lawyer knows clients only have one opportunity to seek the medical treatment they need and the financial compensation they deserve following a personal injury or wrongful death claim. They count on us to protect them. You can too; call 510-431-2598 or email us today.