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 yourself:
- 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.
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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. Our attorneys are well-experienced in cases of car accidents, motorcycle acciendents, bicycle accidents, truck accidents, and more. Our personal injury attorneys understand the complexities when dealing with the insurance companies and can help you through the process.
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