Were you recently in an accident and your insurance provider is Berkshire Hathaway? Did someone strike you with their vehicle and Berkshire Hathaway provides their insurance? Berkshire Hathaway is one of the largest insurance companies in the world with a name that is genuinely recognized across the globe. As you might imagine, if you have to take on Berkshire Hathaway in a case, it can be daunting indeed. Belal Hamideh, accident injury attorney, and the rest of his team here can help in a variety of ways.
If you were in an accident and your insurance provider is Berkshire Hathaway or any other provider, we encourage you to reach out to us for a free case evaluation. There, we’ll cover every aspect of your case, drawing upon our experience to let you know how we can best serve you.
What’s the First Thing I Should Do?
After you’ve assessed your injuries as well as those of any passengers or pedestrians, contact the police. Not only will they be able to restore order and help, they can file a police report as well. Ultimately, that can help your case in a variety of ways.
Best case scenario: no one is injured in the accident, including yourself. Yet, in the wake of an accident, it’s natural to be in shock, to not fully be aware of what’s going on in your body, and so forth. So, you may have suffered internal injuries and just aren’t aware of them yet. For these reasons and many others, we recommend getting medical attention as soon as you can.
Then, once all of that is taken care of, we do recommend that you contact us. From there, we can guide you through the process, helping you to recover maximum compensation.
If I Have Berkshire Hathaway Insurance, Should I Contact Them?
Yes. In fact, no matter who your insurance provider is, you should contact them within 24 hours of your accident. Do this regardless of whether or not you believe the accident was the other driver’s fault, whether you believe it may have partially been your fault, or any other scenario. Contact them and let them know what happened.
If your provider is Berkshire Hathaway, you can contact them at (888) NEW-CLMS which is (888) 639-2567. You can also report online here: https://www.guard.com/claims/ .
When you tell them what happened, just tell them what happened. Provide no interpretation, don’t say or do anything to imply that this may have been your fault, etc. Instead, just like the old TV show, give them “just the facts.” You were in an accident, it happened at this time, where it was, etc.
We don’t recommend, regardless of circumstance, providing a recorded statement to an insurance company. We feel that way even if it’s your insurance company. If your company asks for one, then, yes, you can cooperate and do it, sure. However, we still don’t recommend it as a point of order.
This is one more reason that we recommend you reach out to an attorney as soon as you can. Why? Because if you do have an attorney, it’s increasingly unlikely that any insurance company, whether it’s the other party’s or yours, asks you for a recorded statement. The better course of action: sign with us and then, once you’ve completed medical treatment, we’ll provide all of the pertinent accident and injury info in the settlement demand.
The Other Driver Has Berkshire Hathaway Insurance, What Do I Do?
Hopefully, as mentioned, if you were in an accident, neither you nor any other party were hurt. However, if you were injured, and you believe that another party may be at fault, even partially, then it’s worth reaching out to us for a free case evaluation.
During that, you’ll give us all of the accident scene information you collected. Of course, that’s the other driver’s name, their insurance provider (Berkshire Hathaway or any other) as well as their insurance number and phone number.
More likely than not, the other driver will contact Berkshire Hathaway and report the accident. The next step is usually for Berkshire Hathaway to investigate the accident, the claim, the other driver and, of course, you.
Unfortunately, that often means that Berkshire Hathaway will try to do essentially everything in their power to keep you from receiving the compensation that you deserve for the accident. They could try to get you to take an offer that’s far less than your claim might be worth, they could try to get you to admit that the accident was your fault. They may even try to use your own social media posts against you.
Those constitute just some of the tactics that we’ve seen insurance companies like Berkshire Hathaway and others try in the past. When Belal and the team take your case, we can stand up for you, representing you as aggressively as possible so that you receive what you should.
How Can Accident Attorney Belal Hamideh Help?
Berkshire Hathaway, as one of the biggest companies in the world, can hire some of the best attorneys in the world. They have literally decades of experience in cases like these. So, they know exactly what your claim is worth and they have a very established, effective playbook in making sure that you receive less than you should.
We can keep that from happening. From the moment you sign with us, we can negotiate aggressively on your behalf. After your free case evaluation, we’ll have a good idea as to what your claim is worth. Then, we’ll work tirelessly to ensure that you receive it.
More often than not, these cases are resolved in negotiation, without going to trial. After all, the other side understands it’s in their best interest to negotiate with us fairly to avoid going to trial. In the unlikely event that your case does go to trial, we’re always glad to be able to represent our clients in court, standing up for them.
What’s the Next Step if the Driver is Uninsured?
Here in California, every driver needs insurance. That’s not Belal Hamideh and the team saying it, that’s the law. Every day, however, drivers who know better get behind the wheel without insurance. If you are hit by one of these drivers, you should still contact your insurance provider as well as us. We can still do everything in our power to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Most drivers have uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. That way, you can recover damages for your injuries regardless of the other party’s insurance situation simply by filing a claim with your insurance provider.
That said, in these scenarios, it’s your insurance provider who’s trying to keep you from receiving your due compensation. After all, they’re the ones, in this case, who have to cover your damages. As always, Belal Hamideh and the team here want you to recover all of the compensation you deserve, regardless of who we have to negotiate with on your behalf.
Why Contact an Accident Injury Attorney?
Dealing with any insurance company in the wake of an accident can be challenging, whether it’s Berkshire Hathaway or anyone else. We have several years of experience in standing up for people who are in the exact position that you are right now. Whether you have Berkshire Hathaway or the other driver does, we may be able to help.
To schedule a free case evaluation, message us through our site or call.