What Should I Do If the Insurance Company Isn’t on My Side?

Posted on 10/23/19

Have you been involved in an accident that left you seriously injured or disabled? Are you having trouble dealing with the other party’s insurance company? If so, you should consult with an experienced lawyer to discuss the details of your situation and what you need to do to recover maximum compensation for your injury damages. At the Law Offices of James A. Welcome, we are committed to helping clients with their personal injury cases, and we are familiar with the strategies insurance companies use to limit or deny payment. If you feel the insurance company isn’t on your side, give us a call today so we can get started fighting for you.

Do I Have to Talk to the Insurance Company?

You are not obligated to speak to another party’s insurance company following an accident. An experienced lawyer will tell you that it’s never a good idea to speak to an insurance company about your case because you might end up hurting your claim. Insurance adjusters care more about their company’s interests than maximizing the value of your claim. This means they are looking for inconsistencies in your story that can be used to deny your claim or help them negotiate a lower settlement offer. Remember, insurance adjusters are not your friend, instead, they are trained to make you feel comfortable so they can use what you tell them against you.

What If They Keep Calling Me

While there isn’t a legal requirement for you to speak to or cooperate with another party’s insurer, don’t expect this to stop them from trying to get in touch with you. Sometimes they might leave a message saying, “The claims process will go much faster if we can get a recorded statement from you.” Don’t fall for this! A recorded statement can potentially unravel your entire case if they discover something that will undermine your claims. If another party’s insurance company keeps calling you, don’t answer until you have consulted with an attorney about all of your options under the law.

Do you need help dealing with an insurance company that isn’t on your side? Then give us a call today at (203) 806-7922 to schedule your consultationwith our skilled legal team. We are here to serve you!