Dealing With Insurance Companies
NOT talking to the insurance adjuster is one of the most important things to remember. Do not sign anything from the insurance company without being fully aware of your legal rights. The insurance adjuster works for the insurance company and will not advise you of all of your rights, the full extent of your potential compensation, or what remedies may be available to you.
The insurance company’s representatives will attempt to get you to say something that may hurt your case or take some other action that will lessen the value of your claim. It is therefore very important that you do not talk to any of them without a lawyer’s presence.
Something else to consider is that sometimes car accidents also involve workers’ compensation or social security disability, or may have implications in situations such as child support. You need a full-service law firm to fully protect your interests.
You have probably received a lot of mailings from lawyers. Remember, you need lawyers that will make themselves available to you, at a time and location that is convenient for you. Choose your lawyer carefully. Look for lawyers with a good local reputation, and who exhibit integrity and professionalism. Make sure whomever you choose as a lawyer actually litigates cases and is willing to handle your case from start to finish.