While insurance company representatives may seem like they’re your friend when you speak to them after a car accident, that’s not actually the case.
Read on to learn why insurance company representatives can’t be trusted.
Don’t Trust the Insurance Reps
Insurance company representatives are trained to make you feel comfortable when talking to them so that they can ease statements out of you that will ultimately hurt your claim.
While this practice is wildly unethical, it’s not technically illegal, and it happens every day.
Insurance companies exist in order to make money, not to help you. They may seem like they’re there to help you, but in reality, all they want to do is close your claim so they can make more money. The longer your claim remains open, the more money it costs the insurance company.
You Don’t Have To Do It Yourself
After a car crash, you know that you need to report the accident to the insurance company. However, did you know that you’re not legally required to provide the report yourself?
That’s right, you can have your attorney make a statement to the insurance company for you. This is very beneficial to you since your attorney isn’t legally bound to the statements they make to the insurance company in the same ways that you are.
If you don’t wish to have your attorney make a verbal statement for you, you can provide the insurance company with a written statement. Just be sure to have your attorney review the statement before you submit it to make sure that you don’t say anything to hurt your claim.
You Don’t Have to Take Their First Offer
Most insurance companies will provide a low-ball offer to claimants to see if it shuts them up and makes them go away. If you don’t feel their first offer is fair, then don’t accept it. Hold out for the amount that you are rightly owed.
Let Us Help
If you’ve been involved in an injury-sustaining accident and need assistance with the insurance company, look no further than Farnsworth & Vance. Our attorneys are highly skilled in personal injury law and have helped many others in situations just like yours. Don’t wait—contact us with your case right away.
Contact Farnsworth & Vance online or by phone at (907) 290-2576 to speak with an attorney about your potential case.