Yes.  Right off the bat, the insurance company will tell you that you need to give a recorded statement.  You should consult with a lawyer prior to giving this statement.  The insurance company will also likely offer you a few hundred dollars in exchange for you signing a settlement agreement that says you will not pursue any other claim against them and the driver that caused your accident.  Insurance companies do this because they know that oftentimes, someone in a car accident do not realize how injured they are until several days to a week later.  And, if you accept that money just a day or two after the accident, the insurance company will no longer be responsible for your future medical bills, lost wages from work or any pain and suffering.  You should consult with a lawyer prior to signing anything or accepting any money from the insurance company.

The Insurance company’s job is to pay as little money as possible. After all, that is how they make their profit.  They have adjusters and lawyers who work thousands of hours a year and whose jobs are to get rid of claims as quickly as possible for as little money as possible.  Without a lawyer, you would be going up against them without anyone on your side advocating for you.  We at Dayson & Shalabi Law Firm, LLC, are experienced car accident lawyers in Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina who will fight them for you so that you will get the justice and compensation that you are entitled to under the law.