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Do you trust your insurance agent to guide you after an accident?

On Behalf of | Nov 5, 2020 | Personal Injury

Every time you take to the road you’re at risk of being injured in a motor vehicle accident. And even if you escape with injury, you could find yourself dealing with serious damage to your vehicle among other concerns.

When filing an insurance claim, it’s easy to put all your trust in your agent. You hope that they do the right thing by showing you the way and ensuring that you receive all the benefits as outlined by your insurance policy.

Unfortunately, if you put all your trust in your agent, it could lead you down a dangerous path. Here’s what you should be thinking about:

  • Your agent doesn’t work for you: Even though you pay a monthly premium, your agent will always do what’s in the best interest of their company.
  • Low ball offers are the norm: If it’s clear to the insurance company that they owe you money, they’re likely to start with a low ball offer to see where it gets them.
  • You’re at a disadvantage: Your insurance agent knows the claims process inside and out, and they’re more than happy to use that to their advantage. If you don’t fully understand your policy, the claims process and your legal rights, you could make a mistake that costs you.

It’s important to file an insurance claim as soon as you can after a motor vehicle accident. It’s also important that you don’t put all your trust in your insurance agent. While you’re taking care of your health, turn some of your attention to the claims process and how to obtain the compensation you deserve.