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How to Deal with Insurance Adjusters After a Car Accident

After being involved in a car accident, insurance adjusters will work diligently to ensure you receive little to no compensation at all for your injuries. They might sound helpful or friendly, but these are tactics they use to get you to let your guard down, so you can make comments that can potentially jeopardize your claim. Never allow them to take a recorded statement from you and, whatever you do, never apologize for the accident. Remember, the insurance adjuster is not your friend.

You can avoid many of these costly mistakes by hiring a personal injury attorney to speak on your behalf. Reach out to the experienced legal team at Goodman Acker P.C. for the skilled representation you deserve during this undoubtedly difficult time.

Additionally, here are some tips on how to deal with this situation:

  • Do not provide a recorded statement: This cannot be emphasized enough. The insurance adjuster might make it sound like you are obligated to provide a recorded statement, but the truth is that you are not. Only provide basic information such as your name, the date of the accident, and the location of the accident. You should not discuss your injuries or the extent of them since you will likely not know this information yourself this early on in your claim.
  • Avoid quick settlements: Insurance adjusters are quick to reach out to injured victims, oftentimes before they have even had a chance to receive a proper diagnosis. It is not uncommon for adjusters to propose a settlement offer this soon. They are aware that injured victims typically do not know just how injured they are or what kind of recovery they can expect to achieve, so any offer will sound reasonable at this stage, especially if they are overburdened with medical expenses as a result of the accident. Remember, it is a bad idea to accept an offer before you understand your injuries. Your personal injury attorney will be able to provide an estimate of the value of your claim and can assist you in negotiating a fair settlement.
  • Never volunteer information: The insurance adjuster you speak to will probably be friendly and conversational, but this is a tactic to get injured victims to engage in casual talk. Do not fall for this. Everything you say can be used to hurt your claim, so do not help them by volunteering information regarding your background, injuries, prior claims, or even how the accident happened. Instead, talk to your attorney about these details.

Diana Lewis for Goodman Acker: How to Deal with Insurance Adjusters After an Accident

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If you were recently injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact the skilled personal injury team at Goodman Acker P.C. in Detroit to help you navigate the process. Regardless of the nature or the extent of your injuries, you can count on our team to effectively represent you and your family’s interests. Let us put our 75 years of combined legal experience to your advantage!

Contact us today at (248) 793-2010 to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable member of our team. If we cannot win your case, you will not owe us any legal fees!