After an auto accident, you may have to communicate with your insurance company, and that of the other driver. Insurance companies can be helpful in getting compensation for your medical bills and property damage. However, your contact with the other driver’s insurance company should be strategic.
Here are some tips for things to avoid when dealing with the other driver’s insurance company:
· Making an Immediate Statement – Of course, you want to get the claims process started, but you should focus on getting medical attention and settling down before speaking with insurance adjusters.
· Admitting Fault – Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, do not admit fault to the other driver’s insurance company. There are many factors in auto accidents, and it is best to leave fault-finding to the insurance companies.
· Minimizing Your Injuries – It is common after filing an insurance claim to be asked “were you injured?” may be more injured than you realize, and your initial statement may be used against you later.
· Guesses or Opinions – When communicating with insurance companies, only give the facts. Do not guess or give your opinion.
· Naming Names – Never provide the insurance company with names of friends, family members, or doctors. If your case goes to court, you may be asked to provide their contact information, and they may be asked to testify.
One thing you should NOT avoid is contacting an auto accident attorney. Century Park Law Group can help you navigate insurance claims and ensure you get the compensation you deserve.