What Should I Say? What Should I Sign?
How to Give Yourself the Best Chance at Compensation
When it comes to car accidents, there is a simple way to deal with another driver's car insurance company: Don't say anything. Don't sign anything.
Even if you are the innocent victim of a car accident, the other person's insurance provider will try anything to save themselves as much money as possible. It's unwise to trust that they have your best interest in mind.
Don't let an insurance company – even your own – take advantage of your honesty or rush you through the process. Instead, protect your legal rights and give yourself the best chance for compensation by contacting us before talking to the insurance company.
Don't Trust the Insurance Company
Dealing with claims adjustors and insurance companies is tricky. If you say the wrong words or sign the wrong papers – even if the accident wasn't your fault – your case could be ruined.
That's why it's so important to consult a lawyer before you sign any papers or give the car insurance company a recorded statement, even if they say it's "for accuracy purposes." They may try to twist your words and use them against you later. There are many tricks claims adjusters use to avoid giving you as much money as you deserve.
The bottom line? Insurance companies are in business to make money, and that often means settling your car accident claim for as little as possible.
Can I Trust My Car Insurance Company Provider?
Talking with your own insurance company is important. Your provider may be able to help you with repairs, a rental car, and more.
But you should still be careful what you say or sign. While you have to notify your insurer that you've been in a car accident, you should always talk to an experienced attorney about what kinds of things you should and should not say. You always have the right to speak to an attorney before giving a recorded statement.
How Can I Protect My Rights?
You can protect your rights by following these three guidelines:
- Don't sign any papers. If you accept a settlement, you can't get any more money. Period. Talk to an attorney before you sign anything.
- Don't say anything or let the other driver's car insurance company record you. They'll try to use it against you later.
- Do contact Edgar Snyder & Associates for a free legal consultation right away. You may have a car accident case.
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Don't delay – phones answer 24/7. Evidence disappears quickly, and there are time limits to file a claim. Find out if you have a car accident case and learn how to protect your legal rights today.