When accidents occur, it is common for an insurance company to ask you to make a recorded statement with an insurance adjuster. It is never wise to do so without having consulted your attorney first. If you decide to do so without an attorney’s advice, you should keep certain facts in mind.
Automobile and Motorcycle Accidents
If you’re considering filing suit against a negligent driver, the car accident lawyers will need as much information as you can provide. We will be looking for traffic signal or sign locations, weather and road conditions, vehicle positions, impact location, witness information, and medical reports detailing the extent of your injuries.
It cannot be reiterated enough that insurance companies are in the business of minimizing payouts to maximize company profits. No matter how nice the insurance adjuster seems or how many details they give you regarding your compensation, the adjuster’s goal is to pay you as little as possible. In fact, the adjuster is usually rewarded for resolving claims for as little as possible and as quickly as possible.
When a motor vehicle accident occurs it is easy to become disoriented, shaken, and confused. However, in the aftermath of an accident it is important to obtain crucial information. A helpful way to remind yourself what to do after a car accident is to keep a checklist of phone numbers to call and questions to ask along with your insurance information in your glove compartment or center console.
In most cases, police officers are responsible for completing a police report. However, they’ll first need to inspect the accident scene, speak with all parties involved in the accident, and talk with witnesses too. As a result of their investigation, the officer might issue traffic citations to any negligent drivers. The police report and traffic citations ultimately don’t prove who’s at fault, but they can be used as evidence that a driver was negligent. Insurance companies, personal injury lawyers and ultimately, a court will determine who is at fault in a crash