16 Feb 5 Things to Do When Dealing with Insurers after Car Accidents (Part 3)
Concluding the three-part blog 5 Things to Do When Dealing with Insurers after Car Accidents, the following discusses two final tips that all motorists should keep in mind when reporting car accidents to insurance companies. By following these tips, drivers can optimize their chances that they will receive the maximum possible compensation for their injuries, damages and losses associated with the collisions.
In addition to getting a police report, contacting the insurer as soon as possible after an accident and only discussing the facts of the accident when making official statements to insurers, it’s also important that motorists:
Tip 4: Never Claim Any Fault in Having Caused the Accident
One of the most damaging things that drivers can do when submitting car accident claims to insurers is to admit any fault in the accident. Even claiming a small fraction of fault can be ruinous to a car accident claim, as it can cause you to lose a substantial portion – if not all – of the compensation for that claim.
As a result, do NOT try to interpret whether you or someone else may have been at fault in the accident, and NEVER take any of the blame when discussing the accident with insurers. As explained in Tip 3, just stick to the facts of the accident when you make a claim and talk to insurance company agents.
Tip 5: Hire an Experienced Lawyer to Represent You and Advocate Your Rights
One of the best things that motorists can do in terms of protecting their rights after car accidents is to hire an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney who can:
- Stand up to insurers – including agents from other motorists’ insurance companies
- Advocate car accident victims’ rights in any legal setting
- Work diligently to help car accident victims obtain the maximum possible compensation for their injuries, damages and losses.
Phoenix Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers
You have a choice in the lawyer you hire to handle your claim, and the choice you make can affect the compensation you receive. Make sure that your lawyer has the ability and experience to handle your case. If you have been injured in a car accident – or if you have suffered from any type of personal injury and suspect that another party’s negligence or recklessness may be to blame, the Phoenix car accident and personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman will fight to help you obtain the maximum possible compensation you deserve to cover your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills.
For more than 25 years, our attorneys have been representing clients and aggressively defending their rights both inside and outside of the courtroom against defense attorneys, corporate lawyers and insurance company agents alike. In addition to having extensive experience handling motor vehicle accident lawsuits, our attorneys are also skilled at overseeing product liability cases, insurance bad faith cases and various other types of personal injury cases.
Call us today at (602) 240-5525 to learn more about your rights and receive professional advice regarding your case by setting up a free, no obligations initial consult with our trusted attorneys.