Living in Los Angeles, there are a lot of cars and a lot of people going places. Unfortunately, that also means there are a lot of car accidents. No one ever intends to be in a car crash, but especially throughout the San Fernando Valley, including Encino, Tarzana, Reseda, Van Nuys, and North Hills, it happens all to often.
Someone who causes a car accident is not a bad person. Part of the reason we all buy insurance is so that if we accidentally hurt someone, they will be taken care of. It is fair (and the law), that people that are hurt be compensated for their injuries. By purchasing insurance we all make sure that injured people do not go without proper medical care and proper compensation for the pain that goes along with a car accident and make sure that people are compensated for the inconvenience of the changes that must be made to accommodate for the injuries.
Unfortunately, insurance companies spend millions of dollars each year advertising to make people feel guilty when they are injured in a collision. Insurance companies are in the business of making money and one of the ways they do that is by marketing to impact public opinion. Insurance companies do not want to fulfill their duty of paying claims and compensating the injured. They would rather keep the premiums paid to them to purchase mandatory insurance policies without following through on their end of the bargain and providing proper compensation for injuries.
So without even knowing it, we are all bombarded with advertising, news stories, and other types of insurance research which misrepresent that people are never injured in automobile accidents, or only dishonest people make claims. Insurance companies benefit because some people that suffer injuries are too embarrassed to seek proper medical care or consult a lawyer. Instead of taking care of themselves and getting the treatment they need, they sit quietly and live in pain. It may not be earth shattering pain, but nonetheless, it can cause even more harm. Imagine is someone did not seek needed medical care and just went about their life after being hurt in a collision. However, the neck pain they did not want to talk about or address because an insurance company told them not to may prevent them from checking their blind spot while driving and changing lanes. The next thing you know, they are involved in another collision and even more people are hurt.
It is amazing how many new clients are shocked that they were hurt in a car crash. They have all been tricked by insurance companies into believing that people are not really hurt in collisions and car accident claims are only brought by people who are lazy and trying to get rich because they were in a little collision. Insurance companies do not want people to know the truth: People do get injured, even in minor car accidents. And, because insurance companies do not want to do their jobs of paying claims, people who are injured in a car accident often need to hire an attorney.