Why You Should Always Speak to an Attorney Before Dealing with Insurance Companies
We’ve all been taught the same thing about what to do when you’ve been in an accident. Exchange insurance company information in order to make sure that you are able to get the compensation that you deserve. But there’s a big difference between collecting the pertinent information and actually talking to an insurance adjuster, and there are plenty of times when talking to the insurance company representative can lead to negative results. Insurance company adjusters may seem very friendly and compassionate, but it is important to remember that their goal is to protect their company’s profits – not to provide for you. A personal injury attorney will always be your best advocate in any situation where you have been damaged, but this is especially true when your situation involves the loss of a loved one. If you believe that your loss is a case of another person or entity having acted negligently, it is essential that you speak to an attorney before dealing with the insurance company. They will stand up for your rights and protect your ability to get the compensation that you deserve.
Speaking to an attorney in no way means that you should not be in touch with your insurance agent. You should always gather that information and report what has happened as soon as you are healthy enough to do so. But upon doing this, you need to be extremely cautious. The reason for this is that things that you might say in describing the situation can be interpreted in a way that works against you. Your words can be twisted to make it seem as if you are partially responsible for the damages that you have suffered, or in the case of the death of a loved one you might say something that indicates fault on their part. This can lead to your claim being denied or your compensation reduced. The best way to protect yourself is to call the insurance company to report that your loss has occurred, but refuse to provide them any additional information beyond that. Instead, contact the personal injury attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers and let them handle all of those conversations for you.
Though it is completely natural to want to share your pain and your experience with whoever is willing to listen, it is important to remember that the only one outside of your immediate family that is certain to be acting in your best interest is your personal injury attorney. At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers we will shoulder the burden of speaking with the insurance representatives, gathering documentation and providing it to those who need it, speaking to expert witnesses who can support your version of events, and work to ensure that you and your family get the compensation that you deserve. Call us today to learn more about how we can help.