Allstate auto insurance claims to be there when you need them. We all know their slogan: “You’re in good hands.” But are you? The historical record shows that Allstate has one of the worst track records at protecting their customers after an auto accident. They remain a popular auto insurance company and it can be assumed that there are times when Allstate really does live up to their end of the bargain. Despite this, when a client comes to us over an Allstate auto insurance claim, it’s usually the worst case scenario where Allstate fails to protect their customer.
Auto accidents take a terrific and tragic toll on their victims. When a negligent driver hurts an Allstate customer, you would expect the company to realistically assess the long-term impact of that damage and pay their customer accordingly. Please remember that this simply won’t ever happen. Insurance companies are in the business of making money. No matter how well-meaning the company, they are a business first and foremost and that means that profit is king to them. They’re not going to look at a worst case scenario accident victim and admit that the person might need millions of dollars over the course of their life just to cope with the health consequences of the accident.
And Allstate can keep looking out for their interests. As long as good lawyers exist and people wisely use them, customers of Allstate CAN get the compensation they’re owed instead of just settling for the nickle and diming Allstate often does after a car accident claim comes into their offices. We’re the good lawyers in this scenario and we don’t say that to brag. We say it because it’s true and we’re confident in our ability to obtain justice for our clients.
What insurance companies do is offer an initial settlement. To people who don’t make a lot of money, the settlement offer might seem fair or even impressive. Getting a lump sum of money all at once is tempting, especially when medical bills and lost wages are piling up during the aftermath of a car accident. The mistake here is that a settlement offer rarely covers the realistic total expenses of a bad car crash. It doesn’t take into account the enormous medical bills in the long-term, just the short-term. So when that settlement offer comes in, no matter how tempting it is to take it, DON’T TAKE IT BEFORE YOU TALK TO A LAWYER.
We can’t impress this general rule on the general public enough. Auto insurance companies like Allstate are looking out for their own bottom line when they offer a settlement. It’s nothing personal. And that’s the whole problem. Auto accidents cause intensely personal injuries and consequences that a large corporation just can’t understand. It’s a chain of command and a lot of job titles doing their best to do their job: To take care of Allstate’s prosperity. Like any business, Allstate only takes care of customers to make money for itself. So when they offer an initial settlement, it’s going to be something that is economical for Allstate and not realistic at all for the poor person who was in an auto accident.
Allstate isn’t any different than other insurance companies. They all look out for themselves. That’s why a good lawyer is the first person you should call after you’ve endured the initial aftermath of the car crash. A lawyer can help you navigate the complex terms and processes of pursuing financial compensation for your auto accident. Don’t sign a settlement agreement with Allstate. Instead, call our offices.
We are going to give you an initial consultation and help you review the settlement offer from Allstate. In this process, we’ll be able to let you know if we think we can help you. The best part of our services is that you never have to pay us until we win your case for you. So there’s no excuse not to call us for help after your auto accident. We are passionate about helping people avoid the pitfalls of signing a settlement agreement with an insurance companies. Once you sign, there might be nothing we can do. Instead, call us first and let us help you.