After an accident you will probably get a call from the insurance adjuster for the other driver. The adjuster will be seeking information about how the accident happened, and who was at fault. Many times the facts relayed get lost in translation and an adjuster makes an ultimate finding that the at fault driver did not cause the accident and thus, you are not entitled to recover. However, this finding is often inaccurate and is a good reason for why you should not speak to an adjuster after an accident. Your attorney is in the best position to give a statement of events, with your input.
Three good reasons to let your attorney talk to the insurance adjuster after an accident include:
- The adjuster is not on your side and will not be looking for information that places the blame for the accident on the shoulders of the at fault driver. Having an attorney, who is on your side, is the best way to give a statement that contains factual information about the incident.
- The adjuster will phrase questions in a way that may catch you off guard. If you attempt to answer and provide inaccurate information the adjuster is unlikely to change the determination later on. This leaves you with a statement that does not properly portray what happened and can jeopardize your chances at getting a full recovery.
- The adjuster may be hurried or cut you off, which does not give you a chance to fully tell the story. When an attorney makes the call the adjuster is less likely to coerce your attorney into giving a hasty reply rather than a detailed response.
Talking to the adjuster is often one of the first steps in an accident case. It is helpful to call an attorney immediately after an accident, so your memory is fresh when you tell the story. After going over the facts with your attorney, you do not have the burden of taking a call and being intimidated by an insurance adjuster who does not have your best interests in mind. Your attorney will handle the call and the negotiations for settlement. If a reasonable settlement cannot be reached, your attorney will file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages. Our job is to take your case and pursue full compensation on your behalf. We start by going over the events with you so we have a clear understanding of what happened, then we fight for every bit of reimbursement you deserve.
If you have been in an accident, let us take the lead and demand a full and fair compensation for your injuries. We provide aggressive advocacy for people who have been hurt in an accident. Contact the attorneys at Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC today. We can be reached at 800-279-6331 or visit us online for more information.