Automobile accidents are the most common type of personal injury case. They can cause injury or death to drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians. Insurance companies increase profits by minimizing the amount of money that they pay out on such claims. They have trained and experienced adjusters and attorneys working on their team. In order to avoid being taken advantage of, the injured party should speak with an experienced attorney, especially before giving a recorded statement. Adjusters will try to take recorded statements, send small settlement checks, and try to convince injured persons to settle for less than is deserved. These cases also involve property damage and medical payment issues that often require the assistance of an attorney.