What To Do after a Car Accident
If Your Are Injured in a Car Accident
DO NOT SPEAK TO THE ADJUSTER UNTIL AFTER YOU SPEAK WITH ME!
Frequently, one of the first calls you receive after an auto accident is from the adjuster for the insurer of the driver who caused the accident. It’s important to understand that these adjusters work for the insurance company and have their employer’s best interests at heart, and not yours. The adjuster will request a recorded statement soon after the accident, sometimes within hours, and often before you realize the extent of your injuries. Many injuries do not become apparent until a few days have passed, and the adjusters know this. The insurance company’s goal is to pay as little money to you as possible, and one way they do that is by getting an early statement from you that minimizes the value of your claim.
As I begin to work on your case, I analyze many factors that can lead to an auto accident. Speeding, driver fatigue, weather conditions, driver distraction and intoxication caused by drugs or alcohol are just a few examples of those factors. In recent years, texting and the use of cell phones have played major roles in auto accident cases.