Insurance companies are supposed to be looking out for our best interests, but the truth of the matter is that they aren’t. After you get injured in an accident, they’re going to offer you the lowest settlement possible — if they offer you anything at all.
Here are some tips on speaking to insurance companies after an accident so that you have a shot at getting the highest settlement possible.
Do Not Give Them Details
Do not give the insurance adjuster any information about the accident, including when and where it occurred. Instead, tell them that you decline to give out those details at the moment.
Don’t Reveal Your Injuries
If an insurance adjuster asks if you got injured, say that you simply are in treatment and don’t reveal what kinds of injuries you have. You never know what’s going to happen with your injuries, so it’s best to keep them private for the time being.
Do Not Agree to Be Recorded
The company is going to ask you if they can record a statement from you. This statement could be used against you later on and hurt your chances of getting the settlement you deserve.
Don’t Accept a Settlement
The insurance adjuster may pressure you to accept a settlement. It’s probably going to be very low. Don’t accept anything, even if you think it seems reasonable. Your injuries could get worse, and you won’t be able to go after a higher settlement down the line to cover your additional medical bills and other expenses.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
Contact the personal injury firm Gash & Associates if you need representation after getting injured in an auto accident. We assist clients throughout Westchester County, and the best part is, we provide a free consultation. Get in touch today at (914) 328-8800.