After being involved in an accident, it is likely that an insurance company may contact you in order to get a statement or information about the accident from you. Oftentimes the insurance company of the party at fault will want a quick statement of your injuries and the accident as a whole. This can be a trick in order for them to offer you a smaller settlement and hope that you accept it in your recorded statement. This can prohibit you from pursuing more compensation later on. These calls can also be a strategy by the insurance company to get you to provide them with information that can harm your case down the road.
If your phone rings and it is an insurance company, remember these 4 things:
- Do not discuss your injuries or the accident
- Do not accept any type of settlement or offer to sign a paper
- Do not give them permission to access your medical records
- Do not allow them to record a statement from you
You can tell them that you want to consult with your personal injury lawyer before choosing to act in any way. Insurance companies have experience with these cases and you may not. You do not want to be manipulated into saying or doing something that can harm your case. For help in your injury case, team up with an experienced personal injury attorney in Brandon who has dealt with insurance companies before. Boohoff Law, P.A. offers a free initial consultation where we can discuss your injury case and what you need to do moving forward. We can also speak with insurance companies on your behalf to make sure your rights are protected.
Contact us today at 888) 684-8494 to get started.