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Whether you live near Findlay or anywhere else in the country, if you’re involved in an automobile accident you need to protect yourself from insurance companies that put profits over people. Rather than paint accident victims as greedy fakers, it would be nice to see insurance companies treat people fairly. Regrettably, that doesn’t happen often.

Every once in a while, reporters will put together stories showing how unfairly some insurance companies treat people with legitimate injuries just so they can drive up their profits. CNN recently produced a story about how insurance companies – particularly Allstate and State Farm – routinely push accident victims to settle claims for less than their worth.

While the story is illuminating, the insurance companies will continue to put profits first as long as legislators are willing to put business interests ahead of consumers. That’s why it’s so important to consult with a lawyer if you’ve been injured in an automobile accident. You need a professional to help you protect your interests because generally the opposing insurance company will be looking to dump your case as quickly and cheaply as possible. It’s a sad-but-true lesson that too many crash victims learn the hard way.

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