by Allan Gregory
We want to live in a world with trustworthy people and corporations. Our perfect world would be one where everyone’s word is pure, without a shred of doubt in their intentions. In this moral utopia, money does not influence anyone’s actions or sensibilities.
As much as we want to believe our society matches this utopia, we unfortunately live in a reality where this utopia is almost science fiction. For examples of corporations that hold us back from achieving our pure paradise, look no further than the average insurance company. Relying on insurance companies to provide you with a fair settlement is always a risky endeavor.
While you can trust a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer to help you during your settlement claim, you should rarely trust insurance companies.
Insurance Companies Are Businesses
Ignore any marketing strategies or slogans that an insurance company will attempt to push onto you. No matter how reputable insurance companies may seem, they’re huge businesses with an agenda to make as much money as they possibly can.
Yes, there are regular people just like yourself working at insurance companies, but their primary goal is often to work toward offering you as little money as they can when dealing with you. The corporate overlords who manage insurance companies are sometimes comparable to heartless machines that focus on efficiency.
Insurance Companies Will Use Your Pain and Suffering
When thousands of dollars are on the line, morality is usually the last thing that’s on the mind of insurance companies. Your accident could be the worst experience you’ve ever had, but some insurance companies will attempt to use your trauma to their advantage.
Even immediately after your accident, insurance company representatives may attempt to gather incriminating evidence about your case. Everything you say can serve as ammunition against your injury claim. No matter the context of when you’re making your statement, some insurance companies have a talent of twisting your words to fit whatever narrative they’re pushing.
Tactics such as monitoring your social media accounts are commonplace when you’re attempting to win compensation from insurance companies. Anything you blog about is worthy of
discrediting your emotional pain and suffering. Until your injury claim case has come to a natural conclusion, there may always be a set of eyes watching your every move, both online and offline.
Who Should You Trust?
In terms of who you share the details of your injury claim case with, there aren’t too many people you should trust. Insurance companies often aren’t trustworthy, but your friends and family often shouldn’t be trusted, either. Insurance companies may interview and question anyone they think will provide useful information that will work against your case.
It’s unlikely your friends and family will intentionally give harmful details to insurance companies, but representatives may abuse their trust. For this reason, you shouldn’t tell your friends and family every detail about your accident. There is too much at risk when sharing sensitive information about your case with anyone besides your injury attorney.
Your injury attorney is usually the only person to whom you should describe the details of your case. Injury lawyers work for you and should have your best interests in mind. This means they will not allow insurance companies to use information about your case against you.
About the Author
Allan Gregory is an author, designer, engineer, artist, playwright, and comedy writer. His work across multiple disciplines broadly addresses the narratives of human experience. As a playwright, Allan has had his pieces performed at multiple playhouses. As an artist and illustrator, he has had his art exhibited at multiple galleries. His work has appeared on a number of online and offline outlets.