Have you seen the Allstate commercial in which the vehicle of an unsuspecting driver is crushed from the rear by another vehicle? The really nice, comforting man who used to play President Palmer in Fox’s drama series 24 enters the scene, and tells you that if you have Allstate Insurance, your vehicle will be repaired in no time at all. What the commercial fails to depict are the injuries sustained as a result of the collision.
The force generated by a two-ton moving object, even at a very low rate of speed, is tremendous. Unfortunately, injuries can and do occur in even the most minor of vehicle collisions. An injured body cannot be repaired with a new bumper and some paint. While a damaged vehicle is inconvenient, a damaged body is life changing.
Even minor injuries which heal after a few months disrupt the lives of the injured and their families. Little chores such as loading the dishwasher or doing laundry often become monumental tests of endurance and pain tolerance. President Palmer does not mention that in his little talk about how you should buy his company’s insurance.
The hard, cold reality is that an insurance company will fix your car, but what happens when you ask them to fairly compensate you for your injuries? Those open hands depicted in the slick marketing material quickly become clenched fists. Insurance companies are in business for one reason: to make as much money as possible. They do so by charging a lot in premiums while paying a little in claims. Insurance companies employ highly trained experts whose sole aim is to deny or minimize your claim.
If you are injured in a car accident, hire a competent professional whose only objective is to ensure that you are fairly treated. Feel free to contact our office for a free consultation and evaluation of your claim.
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