Continuing from 5 Tips for Dealing with Insurance Companies After a Car Accident (Part 1), here are three more essential tips that can help drivers protect their rights to compensation after they have been involved in any type of motor vehicle accident.
- Tip 3: Do not ever admit any fault in the accident – One of the most common mistakes that motorists make when dealing with insurance company agents after car accidents is admitting some type of fault in the accident. Any admission of fault, no matter how insignificant or inconsequential it may seem at the time, could later be used as grounds to reduce or even deny your car accident claim.As a result, make sure that you NEVER admit to having any fault in the accident. Instead, just stick to stating the facts. If you are having a difficult time answering a question asked by your insurance agent, then simply state “no comment” or tell the agent that you need to go and resume questioning at a later time (when you are more composed).
- Tip 4: Do not make statements to other drivers’ insurance agents – Just as you have to be careful when talking to insurance agents from your own insurer, you have to be extremely careful if you are ever contacted by insurance company agents for the other motorists in the accident.In fact, if other insurance company agents ever attempt to contact you, it’s best to defer them to your insurance agent and to not make any statements. Agents for other drivers will most likely be intent on trying to get you to admit some type of fault in the case so they can limit their payouts and stick the burden of paying compensation on your own insurance company.
- Tip 5: Work with an experienced attorney who will fight for your rights – When serious traffic accidents occur, it’s always in the best interest of the motorists to work with a skilled lawyer who will be dedicated to championing their rights against insurance companies. In fact, car accident attorneys can be crucial to standing up to insurance agents, investigating the case and helping accident victims secure the maximum possible settlements in their cases.
St. Louis Car Accident Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident or in any type of motor vehicle accident, contact the St. Louis car accident lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law. We have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at aggressively defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals and families who have suffered injuries and losses and/or who need help navigating through the complexities of the court system.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in various areas of personal injury litigation, including car accident lawsuits. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases. One of our primary goals is to help accident victims secure the maximum possible compensation for their injuries and losses so they can focus on their recovery and moving on with their lives.