The steps you take after a car accident will play a large role in the compensation you may or may not receive. One of these factors is whether or not you talk to the other driver’s insurance company alone.
Learn why it may not be in your best interest to handle the aftermath of a car accident on your own.
The Insurance Company is Not Your Friend
Although insurance companies are paid on a monthly or bi-annual basis to pay for damages after an accident, the insurance companies’ number one priority is their bottom line. As such, they will look for any reason not to pay you the compensation you deserve after an accident.
For example, an adjuster from the other driver’s insurance company will likely attempt to contact you after an accident. They may ask leading questions to try to entrap you in an answer that can later be used to deny your claim. This may include the adjuster asking you how you’re doing that day; if you respond with a simple, “Fine,” your words may be used against you later.
This is why it’s in your best interest to work with an experienced personal injury attorney who knows how to deal with the insurance adjusters. If you then receive a call from the insurance adjuster, you may respond by telling them to speak with your attorney, and hang up the phone. This is the best way to protect your rights.
At Pearson Butler, our personal injury attorneys know how to defend your best interests after a car accident. We’ll work with the insurance companies to recover maximum possible compensation while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Contact us today at (800) 265-2314 to schedule a consultation with our team.