Car Accident Attorneys | Joplin, MO
Protecting Your Rights: Missouri Car Crash Lawyers
If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury in a car accident, it’s important to talk to a lawyer before you make any statement, sign any papers or try to negotiate with an insurance company. At Copeland & Brown, we offer a free initial consultation to explain what you need to do to protect your rights after an accident.
Our lawyers will take the time to answer your questions about medical care, vehicle damage and other car accident issues. Our lawyers represent people who are injured in all types of motor vehicle accidents in Joplin and throughout southwest Missouri, including car accidents, motorcycle crashes, truck accidents and collisions involving trains.
Protecting You From Insurance Companies
After a serious accident, the other driver’s insurance company may promise to take care of you and pay your bills. However, as time goes by, your relationship with the insurance company can and often does change. Insurance companies are in business to make money, and they do this by paying you as little as possible. If possible, they will avoid paying you any money at all.
Here are some of the tricks that insurance companies will try:
- Pressure you to settle early before the full extent of your injuries are even known. Once you settle your case, you can never go back and collect more money.
- Ask you to give a recorded statement. The goal of this statement is to get you to say things that will damage your claim.
- Try to blame the accident on you, even if the other driver admitted fault.
- Delay your claim. The longer the insurance company can string you along with promises, the more likely it is you will make a mistake or key evidence will be lost.
With nearly 50 years of combined experience, our lawyers understand the games that insurance companies play and will take every step that is needed to protect your interests and maximize your claim.
When I was injured in a car accident, it didn’t take long for me to realize that fighting with the insurance company was not something I wanted to do alone. While I focused on getting better, the attorneys at Copeland and Brown managed the insurance company. They kept me advised of all details of my case and we settled the case for more than 5 times the amount of my medical costs.Christy B.