If you or a loved one has recently been injured in an auto accident, you may be wondering if talking with insurance companies is a good idea. Our experienced Buffalo car accident attorneys advise all clients to never talk with insurance companies directly. Leave that to the lawyers. A well-practiced car accident lawyer will handle all your legal matters so you can focus on recovery. Contact our office today.
Talking with Insurance Companies | Do Not Give a Statement
Some of the most common mistakes that we see with people who are in auto accidents take place shortly after the accident. Sometimes your insurance company, or even the other insurance company, will call to get your statement. We tell our clients not to give any statements without the attorney present (either in the room or on a conference call) when an insurance company calls them. These companies will try to ask questions that are not helpful to the case and are sometimes misleading. In these instances, if they trick you into saying something, we are stuck with that recorded statement because the client gave it freely.
The most significant expense is usually the medical bills the insurance company will pay. You certainly don’t want to be obligated to pay those, because they can be very substantial. Insurance companies are not looking to do you any favors, so if you submit your application late without an extremely good reason, they will probably deny your claim.
Talking with Insurance Companies | Hire an Attorney
Local insurance companies are familiar with Andrews, Bernstein, Maranto & Nicotra PLLC’s team of lawyers, and they know all too well that we are willing to take all our cases to a jury trial. Unlike other attorneys, we will not accept a quick settlement simply so that we can move on to the next case. We will fight for every ounce of compensation that our clients deserve. Contact our experienced Buffalo car accident lawyers today to schedule a free consultation.