Bowling Green Office
2501 Crossings Blvd #216
Bowling Green, KY 42104
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Phone: (270) 282-0110
If you were recently hurt in an auto accident that wasn’t your fault, contacting an experienced legal team is your best defense against becoming a victim for the second time. At Matt Hardin Law, we’ve seen many injured people get their claims for compensation reduced or outright rejected by the insurance company, leaving them scrambling to pay for their medical bills out of pocket. To make matters worse, many victims are too hurt to go back to work and earn the paychecks on which they and their families depend.
Our legal team believes that innocent victims should never have to pay for their own accident-related expenses, and we also believe that they shouldn’t have to use their time and energy dealing with the insurance company when they’re recovering from serious injuries. That’s why when you call us, our Bowling Green car accident attorneys will do everything in their power to take the stress of the accident off your shoulders.What Are the Pitfalls of Not Having an Attorney?
Going up against the insurance company on your own can be an uphill battle, and many victims immediately find that the odds are stacked against them. Insurance providers have teams of adjusters who are armed with tactics and strategies that are designed to reduce the amount of money they owe you. In some cases, they find ways to deny claims altogether.
Having an experienced law firm on your side levels the playing field and forces the insurance company to take you, your injuries, and your claim seriously. Without an attorney, you’ll enter the negotiation process at a major disadvantage and face pitfalls that include:
Being unable to collect or present compelling evidence that supports your claim
One of the most important parts of getting a favorable settlement after an auto accident is being able to prove that it was the other driver’s fault. A big part of that requires collecting the right types of evidence and presenting it to the insurance company in a convincing and compelling manner. However, when you pursue compensation your own, you may not know what evidence to look for, and you may be too hurt to conduct an exhaustive search and recovery process. Our attorneys know what the most important pieces of evidence are in auto accident claims, and we know how to quickly retrieve, analyze, and present them.
Saying the wrong thing to the insurance company and its adjusters
From the time that you first report the accident to your insurance company until the day you receive your settlement check, the insurance company will work to find ways to poke holes in your story and break down your claim. In many cases, they accomplish this simply by speaking with victims like you, asking them detailed questions about their accidents, and then using their own words against them. Having a legal team that handles communication with adjusters protects you from these tactics and ensures that your claim will remain valid.
Accepting a lowball settlement offer
In some cases, insurance companies are quick to offer victims settlement offers that can seem substantial. However, those offers may pale in comparison to the amount of lifetime expenses that victims will incur because of their accidents. Adjusters know that victims may need quick cash—especially if they’re worried about missing time at work—and they also may take advantage of their shock and disorientation after their accidents. Our attorneys will calculate your current and future expenses and make sure any settlement offer from the insurance company is fair and enough to provide for you and your family.
Our legal team works to protect our clients in other ways as well. Filing a successful claim requires acting quickly and within the statute of limitations, as well as submitting paperwork that’s accurate, complete, and sent on time. When you’re hurt, juggling these tasks and keeping track of required papers and forms can be exhausting and overwhelming. That’s why we take over these tasks right away when we begin building claims for victims like you.
Don’t let an accident that wasn’t your fault put you and loved ones in a financial bind. Let us handle the negotiation process while you focus on getting better. Contact Matt Hardin Law’s team of Bowling Green auto accident lawyers today by dialing (270) 282-0110.