One Statistic Car Insurance Companies Don’t Want You to Know

July 20th, 2018

After a crash, you expect the car insurance company to pick up the bill for your damages—and if your injuries aren’t your fault, it’s only right for them to provide a fair settlement offer. Yet despite the industry’s multimillion dollar advertising budgets, there’s one message that their spokespeople and mascots often neglect to mention—how much more money injury victims get from car insurance companies if they hire a lawyer.

According to a 2014 report from the Insurance Research Council, injury victims with a lawyer, on average, get 3.5 times more money than people without a lawyer.