As car accident lawyers in Glendale, people often ask us when they should file a claim after a car accident. This is a great question because it usually means that they have not spoken with their insurance company yet. If you’ve been in a car accident caused by someone else that resulted in serious injuries – or the death of a loved one – then we urge you to contact a car accident attorney in Glendale first, before speaking with the insurance company.
Things tend to get sticky when car accidents are complicated and people get injured badly. That’s why we recommend talking to a lawyer before filing a claim. Certain insurance companies may try to take advantage of the situation and gather information about you that will weaken your case.
For example, some insurance adjustors will take what you say and try to twist it in order to benefit their case against you. But don’t make that mistake. By hiring a personal injury attorney, we can prevent that from happening and help the whole process of filing a claim a whole lot easier. Also, by having an experienced car accident lawyer on your side, you’re sending a message to the insurance company off the bat that you’re serious about pursuing your claim. This will greatly reduce the amount of gamesmanship that insurance companies tend to try to play.
The point is that you need to be on guard and wary when you’re dealing with an insurance company. Many people seem to think that as long as they’re open and honest, that the insurance company will be open and honest with them. But that’s simply not the case. While you have an expectation of honesty when you deal with people, that expectation could get you into big trouble when you’re dealing with an insurance company.
At Breyer Law Offices, P.C., we believe that injury victims should be fully aware of the entirety of their legal rights. To read more about whether it is advisable to talk to the insurance company after being in an auto accident, please follow-up by reading Part Two in tomorrow’s blog.