After a car accident, it is expected that the other driver’s insurance
company will contact you to collect your version of the events. However,
despite how innocent this phone call or interaction may seem, countless
people sabotage their own claims without realizing it by speaking to an
insurance adjuster without proper guidance. Though not every insurance
adjuster is out to get you, it is important to remember that other drivers
insurance company is not looking out for your best interests. In fact,
the representative you speak to will employ a number of manipulative tactics
to lead you into devaluing your own claim. Knowing how to navigate these
complex waters is extremely challenging, especially when you are in an
injured or vulnerable state.
If you speak to an insurance adjuster, keep the following in mind to protect
- Do not discuss anything about the accident or any injuries you sustained.
- Do not accept any settlement offers or other agreement attempts.
- Do not give them access to your medical records.
- Do not allow them to record any statements on your behalf.
Many people don’t realize the repercussions these phone conversations
can have for the outcome of their cases. Remember, the insurance adjuster
is trying to relax your defenses, earn your trust, and lull you into a
false sense of security. No matter how prepared you may feel to block
these tactics, you are at risk of ruining something before it has even
started. Without even realizing it, you make it give an inaccurate portrayal
of your injuries, accept fault for the incident, or otherwise implicate yourself.
Injured & Seeking Compensation? Contact Our Distinguished & Results-Driven
At Paulsen Law Group, we understand the aftermath of an accident is a confusing,
distressing, and overwhelming time for you and your loved ones. Our experienced
legal team strives to resolve your issues as seamlessly as possible by
ensuring your case is handled with the attention and integrity it deserves.
With us on your side, you can focus on healing and moving onto the next
chapter of your life with ease.
Would you like to speak to a trusted member of our team?
Contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (727) 270-8260.