Not the Suing Type?

by Staff Blogger | January 18th, 2016

Many accident victims we speak to don’t consider themselves the suing type. That is to say they don’t feel comfortable taking someone to court to seek compensation for their injuries. These conscientious individuals believe that if they sue, the at-fault driver will have to pay enormous amounts of money out of their own pockets. However, most of the time that’s not the case.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, the individual who hit you should have liability insurance. The insurance company that holds that policy is the one required to pay your medical expenses and other damages, not the individual. That’s an important distinction to keep in mind when considering a lawsuit.

In addition, it’s important to know that the at-fault driver has little to no control over how their insurance company will handle the claim. Even if they want to do the right thing and compensate you for your injures, they can’t. It’s up to their insurance company, which is why it’s sometimes necessary to get a lawyer involved on your behalf. An experienced personal injury lawyer can work to make the insurance company live up to their obligation, not the person at fault.

Most of the time, personal injury cases are settled outside of court, making it easy on both parties involved. At Berg Injury Lawyers, we’ll do everything within our power to settle your case as quickly as possible, assuming the insurance company plays fair. If you’ve been injured in California, give us a call today for a free consultation.