If you’re involved in a car accident in which you sustained property or bodily damage, chances are, you’ll need to file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company.
Before you get on the phone with them, there are some things you should know. Continue reading to learn more.
Insurance Company Representatives Aren’t Your Friends
Insurance company representatives may seem warm and comforting over the phone and pretend like they’re your best friend so that you feel comfortable confiding in them. You see, these people are extensively trained in order to gain your trust so that they can exploit you later.
Make no mistake, insurance company representatives are wolves in sheep’s’ clothing.
Providing Your Statement
When you call the insurance company to file a claim, you’ll likely be asked to provide a statement about the accident right away. Be wary of this, as it’s a tactic used to manipulate you into providing a rushed statement in which it’s easy to make mistakes.
You aren’t required to provide a statement the first time you speak with the insurance company. In fact, you don’t even have to provide a statement over the phone if you don’t want to.
If you find that the information you relay is more accurate or organized in writing than it is stated verbally, you have the option to provide a written explanation of the situation.
In addition, you can also have your attorney provide your statement to the insurance company for you. Your attorney will know how to identify and eliminate the manipulation tactics that insurance company representatives use to exploit claimants.
We Can Help You
If you’ve been involved in an injury-sustaining accident due to another person or entity’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Our attorneys here at Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C. are highly skilled in the area of personal injury law and have helped many other people in similar situations achieve justice. Let us see if we can help you achieve justice, too. Don’t hesitate to contact our office with your case right away.
Call Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C. today at (816) 484-3776 for a free consultation regarding your case.