If you have suffered car damages and personal injuries after an accident, you will likely have to contact the other driver’s insurance company to acquire the financial compensation you need to heal. However, this is notorious for being a difficult task. Because, if they believe you do not know any better, the insurance adjusters may offer you a lowball settlement or make you sign paperwork that puts you at a disadvantage. Continue reading to learn how to best communicate with them and how an experienced car accident lawyer in Queens of The Law Offices of George Poulos can help you in doing so.
How do I speak with insurance adjusters about my car damages?
Ultimately, insurance companies are businesses that are just trying to meet their bottom line. So, insurance adjusters will prioritize this over meeting the compensation that you require to recover your damages.
When it comes to receiving compensation for your car’s damages, insurance adjusters may recommend you to a specific auto body shop to get an estimate. However, you should not jump at this suggestion, but rather go to a shop that you personally know and trust. This is because sometimes insurance adjusters make deals with certain shops to give lower estimates than what is required to cover the car’s damages.
And if you deny the initial settlement offer because you believe it is an insufficient amount, expect to receive the silent treatment. Insurance adjusters do this in an attempt to have time run out and for you to miss the statute of limitations. Therefore, you should be persistent in your contacting them. And if they still ignore you, have your attorney step in.
How do I speak with insurance adjusters about my personal injuries?
Additionally, when it comes to receiving compensation for your injuries, insurance adjusters will use sly tactics to get you to contradict yourself or downplay the severity of your situation. The best way to combat this is to build up a solid portfolio of physical evidence that makes your claim irrefutable. So, immediately after your accident, collect the following pieces of physical evidence:
- The official police report that was conducted by a law enforcement officer at the scene of your accident.
- Pictures and videos of the scene of the accident, including your damaged car and your injuries.
- Medical bills for the required treatment of your injuries.
- A doctor’s note declaring the date, time, and severity of your injuries.
Nonetheless, if you employ one of our skilled Queens personal injury attorneys, we will not let you get taken advantage of. Do not hesitate in calling us today.
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