After my teenage son was involved in a Connecticut car accident I was contacted by the insurance adjuster of the at fault driver. The insurance adjuster did not know that I was a CT personal injury lawyer and he began to tell me a number of different things that were completely and utterly false. I questioned him about what he told me and he assured me that the information that he was providing me was accurate. After I told him that I was a Connecticut personal injury lawyer and I advised him that the bulk of what he told me was not true, he began to backpedal and attempted to make excuses about the misrepresentations that he had made to me. This is one of a number of reasons why you should not speak with the insurance adjuster of the at fault party unless and until you first speak with an experienced Connecticut accident attorney.
Insurance companies are in the business to pay injured parties the least amount of money possible. Unfortunately, insurance adjusters are not there to help an injured party and are not interested in doing the right thing because someone has been injured as a result of the fault of their insured. Rather, they will look for ways to pay you the least amount of money possible. The insurance adjuster might advise you that you need to give a recorded statement in order to properly process your claim. This information is completely false and you should not do that until you first speak with an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer, who, in all likelihood will advise you not to give this recorded statement.
But what is the harm in giving a recorded statement to the insurance company so they can get going on processing your claim? The reason is that the insurance adjuster is not looking to gather information on your case so much as the adjuster is looking for ways to undermine your claim and pay you as little as possible. The adjuster will ask you questions about what happened in the accident in an effort to get you to admit that you did something wrong or could have done something to avoid the accident. For example, were you speeding, why didn’t you turn your vehicle to the right or to the left to avoid the accident, was there anything that you could have done to avoid the accident and if so, why didn’t you do it, did you tell the police officer at the accident site that you were injured and if you did not, the claim will be that you were not injured in this accident, were you taken by ambulance to the hospital and if you were not, the argument will be made that you were not really injured, what pre-existing medical problems that you have, what prior accidents were you involved in, what medical treatment did you previously received for any of the body parts which you claim have been injured in this accident, and on and on and on.
If you give a statement to the insurance company of the at fault party you could very well completely damage your case or you could end up costing yourself tens of thousands of dollars. Do not speak with the insurance adjuster until you first speak with an experienced Connecticut personal injury lawyer. Our Connecticut accident attorneys and personal injury lawyers will be happy to speak with you and provide you with free legal advice. We will tell you what to do and what not to do. You can call our toll-free number at 888-842-8466 and get this information immediately. You can also schedule a free office consultation where we will review the facts of your case with you and will provide you with very detailed information about what you need to be doing. You can also download our free accident and injury book by visiting www.HCWLAW.com. This valuable book will advise you as to what you should be doing, what you should not be doing, how to get better medical care, how to get better quicker, how to properly develop your case, and what you need to do to help your lawyer get you more money.
Do not try and represent yourself and then determine that you have made some very large mistakes and then contact a Connecticut personal injury attorney. We provide all of this information for free so there is no reason for you not to contact us immediately. You need to educate yourself to make an intelligent decision as to how you should be proceeding. Do not delay in contacting an experienced Connecticut accident lawyer. Call us today before you make a mistake that can end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars.