February 1st, 2016| According to the Insurance Research Council, more people are calling lawyers than ever. That’s an important statistic to consider when determining whether or not you should call a lawyer after your accident. After all, there has to be a reason why accident victims are seeking legal help and not going it alone. Here’s why we believe these numbers have spiked recently. Whether it’s a simple fender-bender or a serious wreck, working with the insurance company after an accident can be difficult. Every insurance company has a procedure they must go through in order to pay or deny a claim. That procedure requires information and that information takes time to collect. Essentially, they will investigate all the events leading up to and following the accident. That may require looking into your medical history, interviewing the parties involved, and consulting with the at-fault driver to get their perspective. At the end of the process, they will come to a number. That number represents the least amount of money they are potentially liable for, and that’s what they want to pay you. We can’t blame them. That’s how they make money. They’ll offer you that as a settlement, and if you take it, the insurance company is off the hook for good. Any further expense you incur due to your injuries is no longer their responsibility. Getting them to increase that original number by yourself can be difficult and frustrating. That’s why so many people in San Francisco are calling lawyers following their accident. An experienced car accident attorney can stand between you and the insurance company and work to get you the maximum compensation you are entitled to. At Berg Injury Lawyers, we speak with hundreds of accident victims every year who aren’t willing to risk going at it alone, and we’d be happy to speak with you as well. Give us a call today for a free consultation.