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Tips for Dealing with Insurance Companies

Posted on Dec 24, 2009 5:30am PST

If you were recently injured or involved in an auto accident, it is important to remember that the insurance company is not on your side. They may pretend to help you, but in actuality, they will try to settle your claim for as little as possible. They even have several tricks they often use to weasel their way out of paying you the full amount for your injuries.

Here are some tips for dealing with insurance companies following a car accident:

  • Be cautious of an insurance adjuster who tries to contact you, and whatever you do, do not speak to them. They can easily skew you anything you say and use it against you later.
  • Do not agree to do a recorded interview. The other party's insurance company may ask if they can do a recorded interview with you about the accident. What they are really trying to do is trick you into making statements that will hurt your chances of recovering a full settlement.
  • If an insurance adjuster comes to your home or workplace, do not sign any paperwork without first consulting an attorney. They are likely trying to trick you into signing an agreement that would essentially limit the amount of compensation you can collect.
  • Do not believe anything the insurance company tells you unless it is validated by an attorney. Insurance adjusters are persuasive people whose job it is to convince people to settle their claims for less than they are actually worth.

Don't Fall Victim to Greedy Insurance Companies

Following an accident, especially if you've suffered an injury, it is crucial that you follow this advice. Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may not be able to work and medical bills can quickly add up. You need to recover as much compensation as possible in order to pay for your medical care and cover any financial hardship you may be experiencing.

At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we have dealt with both small and large sized insurance companies throughout North Carolina and are familiar with their tricks. You can trust an experienced North Carolina auto accident lawyer at our office to protect your rights to maximum compensation and help you pursue your insurance claim!

To learn more about our services, please fill out a free case evaluation or contact an attorney.

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