Dealing With Car Insurance Companies
Moments after a car accident, insurance companies often begin building cases against injury victims—even when the crash was another driver’s fault. That’s because insurance companies serve their shareholders, not injury victims. If you were injured in a car accident, you deserve advocates who fight for your best interests. Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers can help.
Whether you were a passenger or a driver involved in an accident, our Norfolk car accident lawyers know how to handle insurance company tactics. Don’t take on your claim without talking to us first—dial (757) 459-CASH or fill out our free online form to get the experienced legal help you need.
Talking to the Insurance Adjuster
After an auto accident, medical bills and other expenses can add up fast, which can leave you vulnerable to typical insurance company tactics. The best way to protect your rights when an adjuster calls is to tell them you have a lawyer and hang up.
Following these three tips when dealing with the insurance company can help ensure you have the best chance of getting maximum compensation for your claim:
- Don’t volunteer information about your accident.
While you can’t trust insurance companies to place a value on your claim, it’s vital to notify your auto insurer that you were involved in an accident. When you talk to them, stick to the facts and don’t volunteer any information. An adjuster can use off-hand remarks to build a case against you. You don’t have to talk to the other driver’s insurance company, so it’s best to avoid speaking with them.
- Don’t talk about your accident on social media.
Insurance companies have investigation teams that search social media sites like Facebook and Twitter for information about accident claims. Even if your accounts are private, it’s important to refrain from posting details about your accident online.
- Don’t sign insurance company paperwork.
Signing insurance company paperwork can forfeit your rights to file a claim. If an insurance adjuster is pressuring you to sign anything or accept a lowball settlement, call Lowell Stanley. We’ll make sure you get the medical care you need, and we won’t back down until you get a fair settlement offer from the insurance company—even if we have to go to court.
You can’t prevent a car accident that wasn’t your fault, but you can prevent being victimized by an insurance company while you pick up the pieces. Get Lowell Stanley on your side now. Your case evaluation is free, and you won’t pay us legal fees unless we get money for you. So don’t wait, contact us today.