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Tips for Handling Insurance Companies After a Car Accident

Tips for Handling Insurance Companies After a Car Accident

worried couple talking to insurance adjusterBeing injured in an accident can leave you with stress and uncertainty. On top of the physical pain and suffering you have endured, you may be trying to make sense of how to go about getting your medical bills paid for. You may be put out of work for a long period of time. Without a vehicle, your spouse may be unable to get to their job, meaning your family could potentially lose out on more household income.

In our experience working with accident victims and their families, these unfortunate scenarios are quite common. The sad part is that insurance companies, the institutions you believe will be able to help ease your stress, may try to deny your claim and the rightful compensation you need to heal.

Knowing how to deal with insurance companies and adjusters can be the difference in the outcome of your personal injury case. Rest assured, your personal injury attorney knows how to deal with insurance companies, too. Here are a few tips from our team to ensure your rights are protected.

Don’t Get Too Friendly.

Many times, insurance adjusters will put on a friendly demeanor in order to earn your trust and get you to put your walls down. They may try to act like they are on your side. However, this is merely a strategy used by insurance adjusters in order to help their own company’s interests. In this way, they may try to get you to say something that could potentially damage your case and cause you to lose out on award amounts.

Don’t Admit Fault.

An insurance adjuster from the at-fault driver’s insurance company may try to contact you for information regarding the accident. As we mentioned, insurance adjusters are almost always doing things with the intention to benefit their own company. They may try to get you to say that you were the one that was driving negligently and caused the accident. Even if you believe you may have contributed to the accident, do not give any statements without speaking with your own personal injury attorney.

Let Your Attorney Do the Talking.

Insurance adjusters are usually very good at what they do. You need someone on your side with the expertise and knowledge necessary to ensure your rights are protected. Before you give statements to the insurance company, make sure you obtain the help of a seasoned personal injury attorney. They will know what to avoid saying or doing and will be your voice when it comes to standing up for your rights to fair and full compensation.

Don’t Take the First Settlement Offer.

You probably want to get your medical bills paid for as soon as possible and are eager to settle quickly. The insurance company knows this and will use it to their advantage. In almost all cases, they will offer you less than what you deserve in the initial settlement offer. Their job is to offer you the lowest amount you will take, and this is part of their strategy to see how low you will go. Don’t take this first offer without first speaking with your attorney who will actually have your best interests in mind.

When an individual is injured, receiving fair compensation from the insurance company often means fighting a battle both in and out of court. The personal injury attorneys at Rudenberg & Glasser are the aggressive, hard-hitting legal advocates you want on your side. We will ensure your story is heard and fight for what is fair on your behalf.

Remember that we also work on a contingency-fee basis. This means that clients will not pay any legal fees unless we help them recover compensation and ensures that your attorney will fight hard for your financial recovery.

Contact Rudenberg & Glasser at (954) 543-1788 to schedule a free case review with our Fort Lauderdale attorneys.

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