Pennsylvania Attorney With Experience Working for the Insurance Companies
When it comes to paying injury claims in car accident cases, insurance companies have one goal in mind: paying out as little as possible. Regardless of how clear-cut the case is or how serious the injuries, the insurance company will offer less money than the injury claim is really worth. The claims adjuster will try to get the injured person to agree to a settlement too early, or will delay payments as long as possible.
If they can get away with it, they will deny your auto accident claim altogether.
We know. Our office has seen every tactic the insurance companies have in their arsenal. Attorney Douglas V. Stoehr used to work for three insurance companies. Now he represents people injured in car crashes and families of people who died in fatal accidents in western and central Pennsylvania.
Attorney Stoehr has over 17 years of experience with serious injury cases. He has represented hundreds of people who have suffered catastrophic injury - paralysis, brain damage, loss of an arm or leg - and families whose loved one died. He will fight hard to protect your interests. He is dedicated to helping you get the financial compensation you need and deserve if you were hurt in an auto accident caused by another driver's negligent or reckless actions. Contact an Altoona car accident attorney for a free initial consultation today, or call us at 814-946-4100.
Never Sign Anything From the Insurance Company Without First Talking to a Lawyer
From the moment your car accident occurred, the insurance company has been in damage-control mode. The claims adjuster is immediately solicitous. They will soon offer you a settlement in exchange for signing a release form, which says the insurance company is relieved from all future responsibility for your injury.
The pain you hoped would diminish in a week turns into chronic, disabling pain. The wrenched back becomes a slipped disc that degenerates into constant back pain. The headaches you suffer is later diagnosed as a brain injury.
The problem with a quick settlement is that it doesn't take into account your full medical picture. If you accept that initial offer, you cannot ask for more money later as your medical bills continue to climb.
You won't know the full value of your car accident injury claim until the full extent of your medical problems and rehabilitation needs are known. That's not information the insurance company will get for you; however, your personal injury lawyer will do that.
When you call Attorney Douglas V. Stoehr, he can ensure you get the medical care you need. He can also make sure that you have a complete understanding of your medical care, rehabilitation, and other costs you might expect in the future. This is essential to ensuring you get full value for your claim.
Contact Attorney Douglas V. Stoehr About Your Car Accident
Our firm knows how to fight insurance companies, and how to win compensation for injured car accident victims. To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Pennsylvania car accident lawyer contact our Altoona, Pennsylvania, law firm by calling 814-946-4100.
Home and hospital visits can be arranged. Evening and weekend hours are available for your convenience.