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Dealing with Insurance Companies
In the aftermath of an accident, wrongful death or serious personal injury, various insurance policies become extremely important. The insurance companies, through their agents and attorneys, will investigate reported incidents and evaluate financial claims. You must remember that no insurance company will represent your interests; in fact, they are working against you. After a car wreck, truck accident, motorcycle crash or pedestrian injury, the only person that will unequivocally advocate on your behalf is an experienced Springfield injury attorney.
Insurance Companies Do Not Represent Your Interests
Insurance companies do not represent the rights of their customers, and other driver’s insurance companies will attempt to blame you for the accident. Insurance companies record telephone conversations, and agents may even engage in misleading tactics to entice you into making admissions against your interests. Any admission of fault will be used against you in court to minimize or extinguish your legal claims.
Should I Speak With My Insurance Company After a Car Accident?
You should contact your own insurance company immediately after an accident to report the incident. However, remember that even your own insurance company does not represent you, and insurance companies offer agents incentives to minimize their own customers’ claims. If you speak to your own insurance company, relay a simple factual account of the accident. If you do not know certain facts, say tell the agent that you do not know.
Never Speak to Another Driver’s Insurance Company Without an Attorney
Under no circumstances should you speak with another driver’s insurance company or a trucking company without a personal injury attorney at your side. After a large-scale trucking accident, the driver, trucking carrier and their insurance companies will be actively working against you. They will attempt to absolve their own liability by blaming you for the accident.
Contact Ransin Injury Law to Protect Your Rights
Springfield injury lawyer David W. Ransin has been practicing personal injury law for over 30 years, and he knows the tactics insurance companies use from the inception of the case to lay the blame for an accident on you. Do not attempt to negotiate with insurance companies alone; anything you say or do incorrectly will be used against you to avoid paying your claim. After an accident, contact Ransin Injury Law immediately to protect your rights from the start.