Having a car accident is one of the most common reasons a person consults a personal injury attorney. Car accidents happen every day. While some of these accidents lead to death, others cause severe brain injuries, broken bones, concussions, herniated discs, or whiplash. Car accidents are particularly dangerous because they can lead to an onset of back or neck pain months or years after the accident.
Do not Talk to the At-Fault Driver’s Insurance Company
If you receive a call from the at-fault driver’s insurance company it is important that you do not make a statement to them. Do not make a statement, do not discuss the accident, do not say what you did, how you tried to avoid that accident, whether you were partially at fault, or anything else. You want to talk to your attorney. Not first; you want to talk to your attorney, period. Do not talk to the insurance company.
What a lot of people don’t understand is that the at-fault party has attorneys behind the scenes working for them; they may be attorneys for the insurance company of the at-fault party or for the attorneys for the at-fault party’s employer. They are interested in collecting information to support their assertion that their insured driver is not at-fault. They are protecting the at-fault party’s interests and in paying as little to you as they can. It is not a fair dispute unless you also have an attorney. An attorney knows what you are entitled to and will fight for you at no cost until and unless they win you a settlement or win at trial.
Another reason you don’t want to talk to the insurance company is that insurance companies are well-versed at getting information out of you and you don’t want to be pressured into saying something that you don’t mean. There is a chance that you could be confused about what happened, suffering a slight concussion that makes you irritable and say the wrong thing, or a fact might be missing that you inadvertently fill in due to feeling pressured to say something agreeable on the call.
We Can Get You More Than Just Your Medical Bills Paid
Your personal injury attorney will find out what you are entitled to and fight for you; there can be so much more than just your medical bills paid. One of the things your attorney will determine, is if, according to the law, the other party is liable, and if you are able to receive compensation for the accident. Part of this analysis will involve analyzing your conduct for any fault. As long as you are truthful your attorney can work with you so that you get a fair outcome.
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