Getting into a car accident—even one that’s minor—can be a highly stressful and painful experience to endure. Sometimes, dealing with the insurance company following a crash is even more taxing than the wreck itself.
Keep reading to learn some tips for dealing with the insurance company after a crash from the Insurance Insiders here at Farnsworth & Vance.
#1 - Always speak with an attorney before providing an accident statement.
Insurance companies can be tricky, so it’s important that you speak with an experienced car accident attorney before providing your statement.
#2 - You’re not required to provide your statement over the phone.
After speaking with your attorney, you have the option to provide your statement to the insurance company in writing, if you prefer. That way, you won’t feel as pressured as you might feel providing your statement over the phone.
#3 - You may have your attorney provide your statement for you.
If you don’t feel comfortable providing your statement directly to the insurance company, you have the option to allow your attorney to provide your statement for you. This way, you can avoid making costly mistakes with your claim.
#4 - Don’t offer information that isn’t asked of you.
Keep in mind that insurance companies will use everything they can against you so that they are able to reduce the amount of compensation you receive. Don’t give them any extra ammunition.
#5 - Don’t sign anything.
Be sure to consult your attorney before signing any documentation provided by another driver’s insurance company. The insurance company will likely request your signature on documents that you’re not legally required to sign and doing this can actually hurt the amount of compensation you receive.
We’re Here for Your Support
If you find yourself injured as a result of a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Our attorneys here at Farnsworth & Vance are highly skilled in the area of car accident personal injury law and have helped many other people just like you obtain justice. Let us see if we can help you, too. Don’t delay—contact our office with your case right away.
Call Farnsworth & Vance today at (907) 290-2576 to speak with an attorney about your potential case.