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Legal Minute: The Deck is Stacked

The deck is stacked against you  – when you’re injured in a car crash – and trying to deal with an insurance company.

Take for example – the deductible on your body.

Most people don’t know about it.

It ’s indexed to inflation and grows every year.

In 2017 it’s $37,385.

The insurance company for that at-fault driver doesn’t have to pay you – the first 37 thousand dollars of your award for pain and suffering.

It stays in the insurance company’s pocket.

The jury doesn’t know about it  – They award you $40,000 for pain and suffering and think they’ve done justice.

They don’t know  – that you will only receive $2,615 of that money – for pain and suffering.

You don’t need an injury lawyer.  Until you do.

And if you’re seriously injured and the deck is stacked against you,  you do.

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