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Don’t Let Insurance Companies Take Advantage Of You After A Car Accident

After all the money you’ve spent on auto insurance, you should be able to trust that it is there for you when you have the misfortune of getting into an accident. Sadly, that isn’t always the case. Insurance companies can be a big source of headaches when you’re trying to get compensation for your property damage and injuries.

Having a good lawyer on your side can make all the difference in getting a better outcome. I’m attorney Charles Applegate at the Applegate Law Office in Santa Rosa, California. For more than two decades, I have built a career around helping people stand their ground against powerful opponents, including insurance companies. I can make sure you don’t get taken advantage of or shortchanged when it comes to your car accident claim.

Common Insurance Issues

People who have been in car accidents often run into insurance issues such as:

  • Disputes over who was at fault: Fault matters in California, because the insurance of the person at fault should foot the bills. I can fight to make sure that you don’t get stuck with an unfair share of the blame.
  • Uninsured or underinsured motorists: If the other driver doesn’t have insurance, or their insurance is inadequate, your own insurance should kick in the rest. Policies have UM/UIM (uninsured/underinsured motorist) provisions for this reason.
  • Disputes over damages: It’s common for insurance companies to try and lowball you with an early offer. That offer is rarely reflective of the amount your claim is actually worth. When you have me as your advocate, you won’t fall into the trap of giving up your rights by accepting an unfair settlement.

By taking a diligent and proactive approach to identifying insurance issues, I can help you get the maximum amount of compensation you need to address all of the financial ramifications of your accident.

You Can Turn To Me With Any Accident-Related Insurance Questions

I am here to provide guidance and to serve as your ally in navigating the confusing insurance claims process. Take the first step by reaching out for a free consultation. Call 707-806-0163 to get started. I offer contingency fee representation in car accident cases.