Does My Insurance Agent Represent Me?

In the event of a car accident, many people may not realize that their own insurance agent is not on their side. In this video, attorney Jessica Applegate Edmonds explains that the agent’s bottom line is to save money for the insurance company. This is especially true in cases where a person makes a UM/UIM claim.

Video Transcription:

Your own insurance company insures you for accidents just like this. You pay your premiums every single month. So, you hope that they will help you. When you’re involved in a case like in a car wreck case, their purpose is to get you as less as they possibly can. They’re companies they have quotas to meet. They have the bottom line number every year that they have to try to stay under, and they often times, if you have an uninsured motorist claim, they have a lawyer that they hire to defend against the claim that you’re making against your own insurance company. So, it’s a little confusing and a lot of clients get very concerned. You know, why has my insurance company hired a lawyer against me? Well it’s cause they are a company. And you know, they don’t necessarily personally care that your back was broken. That you had to have a fusion. And that you have all these medical expenses and lost wages. That’s what we do. We care and we make them care. Because we bring it to their attention and we fight for you. To speak to somebody about your injury, call 1-888-WE-FIGHT.