By: Darrell Castle
You should NOT talk to the other driver’s insurance adjuster without an attorney when you’re involved in a car accident.
The insurance adjuster may try to manipulate you – in subtle ways – to say something that will potentially cost you a lot of money. You need an attorney to advise you about what you should – and shouldn’t – say.
If you’re injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, this rule is especially true.
The other driver’s insurance company may seem caring and ask you something like, “Are you okay?” A reply back as simple as “Yes, I’m fine,” could really hurt any potential personal injury claim you may file. Then you could be stuck paying those expensive medical bills and other costs all on your own.
You also shouldn’t give any recorded statements without an attorney present. And you should keep the conversation with the other driver minimal – only exchanging information. Don’t even say simple things like “I’m sorry.”
If You’re Injured in the Car Accident
If you’re injured in the car accident and it wasn’t your fault – or you aren’t sure whose fault it was – contact a personal injury attorney immediately. After you receive medical treatment of course.
A personal injury attorney will investigate the case detail by detail and be able to determine who was at fault. If you weren’t at fault, the attorney can then determine – based on the extent of damages – how much compensation you should be entitled to.
For car accident injuries, compensation typically includes medical bills, lost wages from time off work, pain and suffering. More factors may be included.
We Can Help
Darrell Castle & Associates has handled car accident cases of all shapes and sizes here in Memphis. And we’ve done it for decades.
Our detailed and responsive team is just what you need to feel confident that your case is handled the right way. When you’re a client here, you’re a real person. Not just a case number. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve.
That’s why our staff has received multiple Client Distinction Awards from Martindale-Hubbell for client satisfaction.
You’re in good hands here.
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