What should I tell the insurance company after a car accident?

If you are involved in a car accident and the accident is not your fault, you will likely be receiving phone calls from the other party’s insurance company.  The adjuster will want to know the extent of your injuries and any property damage you may have.  The adjuster will be polite to you because they want you to give them as much information as possible.  However, you do not want to be fooled by their politeness.

Let’s say that you went to the emergency room the night of your accident, had a broken arm, a gash on your face that required stitches, and severe back and neck pain.  If the adjuster calls a few days after you are out of the hospital and you are upbeat and tell them that you are feeling better, the insurance company will twist your words to try to get you to say you aren’t injured, or barely injured but feeling better.  The adjuster will put you in a box and will likely not consider any future pains or complications you may have.

Those who have been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another person may be entitled to financial compensation.  Do not diminish your chances of getting the largest amount possible by saying something you shouldn’t. Call the Law Office of Keith Short at 618.254.0055 and let us handle the insurance company for you.

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