You can’t always count on people to do the right thing when it comes to honesty. I’ve seen that be a problem too many times. But my continuing problem is that I am far too trusting. People burn me all the time, so to speak. For example, when I was in a a car accident about six months ago, the other driver begged me not to contact his insurance company. As a consequence, I was having trouble getting paid for my injuries. Hiring a Sacramento personal injury attorney what I ended up needing to do so that I could pay the bills I needed to the doctor that I was seeing due to injuries.
The issue is that the other driver did not want his rates to be raised by me calling his insurance company. I had already called the police as soon as the dust settled from the crash. I did that before I even got out of the car. Not because I didn’t trust the other driver but because I didn’t know if the other guy was hurt. I wanted someone who knew what they were doing to get there as soon as possible. So, he didn’t have a chance to try to talk me out of that. It’s a good thing he didn’t because that police call for proof of accident needed to be on record. Everyone needs to make sure that they do that anytime there’s a vehicle accident.
The guy had promised that he would pay any medical bills I might have when I told him my back hurt at the scene. I trusted him. But he didn’t pay up. He stopped answering my calls. When I finally did called his insurance company, I learned that he had let it lapse just 3 weeks prior to my call. It was too late. An attorney helped me to go after the guy to get money that I was owed.