If you’ve recently been injured in a car accident, you most likely have had to speak with the other party’s insurance adjusters. Unfortunately, in many cases, these adjusters are not on your side and will do whatever they can to get over on you. Our Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys are on your side. Continue reading and speak with our firm to learn more about how to deal with insurance adjusters after a car accident.
What You Need to Know About Speaking With Insurance Adjusters After a Car Accident
- The most important thing that you should understand is that if you are injured in an accident, there is a very good chance that your insurance company will attempt to offer you a lowball settlement in an effort to deny you the full compensation you require–this is because they are a business, and in many cases, their primary objective is saving money.
- Ensure that you save copies of all medical bills and medical treatments you’ve received as a result of your accident, as oftentimes, insurance companies will try to insist that you are not truly injured, or they will otherwise try to downplay your injuries in an effort to avoid paying your medical bills. These bills and records are the best way to prove the extent of your injuries.
- Oftentimes, after car accidents, insurance companies will tell you to go to a certain auto body shop to have your car repaired. You do not have to take this suggestion, and in fact, in many cases, you shouldn’t. This is because auto body shops often have sweetheart deals worked out with the insurance agencies. If you have an auto body shop that you trust and use regularly, go there instead.
- In many cases, after denying an insurance company’s first settlement offer, they will go silent. This is because they are hoping that you run out the clock by waiting to take further action against them. The statute of limitations for car accident claims is three years in Washington D.C., and if you wait longer than three years to sue, you will lose your right to do so. Our firm can keep after insurance companies to help ensure that they do not give you the silent treatment.
- Ensure that you do not sign any offers or settlements until our Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys have had a chance to review the offer with you. We can tell you whether the offer is fair and inform you of the implications of signing such an offer.
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The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.