If you are a victim of a car accident you will have to deal with insurance companies so that they can repair your car and help in recovering from injuries which you suffer. To ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for the injuries sustained in the car accident you should always hire a personal injury attorney. Some accident victims, in an attempt to avoid paying legal fees, try to represent themselves which often leads to causing damage to their case. Typically it is after they provided recorded statements to the insurance company that they call an attorney. Such statements could be damaging to their case and sometimes even the most experienced attorney cannot undo the damage. If you wait too long to contact a personal injury lawyer, it gets harder to find evidence and witnesses. Furthermore, you risk losing your claim because the deadlines for filing for benefits or for filing a lawsuit have expired. Don’t get yourself stuck in this situation. Speak to an experienced personal injury attorney immediately after sustaining injuries in a car accident.
If you are injured in an auto accident, it will serve in your best interest to talk to a lawyer BEFORE you talk to any insurance adjuster. While your own insurance policy will most likely require you to cooperate with your insurance company, you are not required to talk to the other driver’s insurance company claims adjuster. The other side’s insurance company may try to get you to provide a statement by advising to make an offer to settle your claim. However, their true objective is to dig up information from you that will either minimize your claim or dismiss it altogether. Thus, it is best to politely decline a claims adjuster’s request to provide a statement about the accident and your injuries sustained. Instead, the preferred course of action should be to consult with an experienced car accident attorney to guide you through your options against the at-fault driver and to cooperate with your own insurance company once the nature and extent of your injuries becomes clear. Nassau County car accident lawyer, Jeffrey Wasserman can help with the process and can determine when or if it’s a good idea to speak to the other driver’s insurance company.