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“If I had known then what I know now,” is the first half of a phrase we hear a lot from folks who tried to go it alone after their car accident. They call us almost in a panic. After taking a smaller settlement check from the insurance company, they realized that their accident was going to end up costing them 2-3 times more than they initially thought. Understandably, they want the insurance company to pay the difference.

Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do for them at that point. When you sign with the insurance company, you’re doing more than cashing a check. You’re signing away your rights to hold that insurance company liable for any further expenses. If you need a surgery later on, you’re responsible for the cost. Out of work for an extended amount of time? The insurance company won’t pay your lost wages. In short, you are on your own.

The second half of that phrase is “I would have called a lawyer.” If you’ve been injured in a car accident, avoid regret by taking the right steps today. Call our experienced Alabama car accident attorneys for a free consultation. We’ll do everything within our power to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries so you can finally put this accident behind you.