Posted on Monday, January 12th, 2015 at 6:18 pm
Will it help or hurt you if you talk to the other guys’ insurance company after an auto accident in Sacramento?
Let’s face it – you now have been injured in an auto accident and you are not sure what you should do. Then unexpectedly, you get a call from the other guys’ insurance company, and he starts to ask you questions. And quickly those questions will start to focus in on two things.
- How did the collision happen and
- Are you or anyone in your car in injured. Oh and by the way, we are going to tape record your statements.
Before you go forward with this interview, BE WARY.
The insurance adjuster from the other guy’s insurance company will often try to contact you within days of the collision. Be careful if they require a signed or recorded statement before they will repair your vehicle. Go to the CA DVM accident guide to find useful information if you are involved in a an auto accident in the Sacramento CA area.
You need to be very careful in talking to these folks. They may be talking to you to try to learn information which will be helpful to them and harmful to you. Insurance adjusters are extremely well-trained people and are often very good at advancing the interests of their companies. Their main job is to try to find facts which will help them, and harm you. Information you supply about how the collision occurred, your present injuries, past injuries, doctors names, etc., can and will be used against you to defeat or reduce your claim.
You are not required to give any statement without having the opportunity to receive legal advice. You should never do so. Many significant claims have been lost or substantially reduced because of these initial statements provided to the other guys’ insurance company.
Your greatest protection against an insurance company with which most folks have little experience is to consult a Sacramento accident injury attorney. Remember the insurance company has a great deal more knowledge, motivation and resources than you have. Your protection is to ask for legal advice.
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The Tiemann Law Firm never charges a fee to talk to us about your case, and we will answer all questions you many have regarding your accident or injury. Remember the earlier you talk to a lawyer regarding your case, the better outcome you will generally have.
Waiting to consult with an attorney generally works against the injured person and in favor of the insurance company. Their insurance professionals and adjusters will be working hard against you.
You will notice this fact, within days of being injured. You will start receiving their phone calls right away. They will pressure you for an interview, even if you tell them that you are injured and not feeling up to it. They will insist upon recording the interview, which they will later use in the case, often against you. They will ask you about the accident, and ask you whether you are injured. And they will do all this work to help themselves, regardless of whether you are seriously injured, and vulnerable.
If you have any questions regarding your auto accident contact one of our Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyers now. And remember, all questions and consultations are free. There is never a charge until we win your case and get you compensated.