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3 Things You Should Avoid to Protect Your Claim After a Car Accident

Navigating the world of insurance is a tricky task that can be made easier by the insurance insiders at Farnsworth & Vance. You should never do these three things when filing a claim with an insurance company.

#1 - Avoid saying “sorry”

It can sometimes feel instinctual to say, “I’m sorry” when you see someone hurting or not at their best. Avoid this phrase when talking with the insurance company or the other party in a car accident.

Saying “sorry” can be interpreted as admitting fault, even if the accident was caused by the other party.

#2 - Avoid speaking with the insurance company alone

Everything you say to the insurance company can be used against you in a court of law. You make yourself less vulnerable in your claim if you decline to make a recorded statement with the insurance company, or if you request that someone else speak on your behalf. Information provided from a third party, such as your lawyer or sibling, cannot be upheld to the same legal standards as information provided directly from you.

#3 - Avoid posting conflicting photos on social media

Social media is a great tool to get information into the world and should be handled with great care, especially regarding legal matters. Anything you post on social media can be used against you in a court of law. To be safe, it is best to wait until your claim is closed before posting anything about your accident to social media. That way, nothing is misconstrued or taken out of context.

If you’re involved in a crash in the Anchorage, Alaska region, the insurance insiders at Farnsworth & Vance can help you navigate our complex legal system and make sure you receive the maximum compensation for your claim.

Call our firm today at (907) 290-2576 to speak with a lawyer about your potential case.