After a motor vehicle collision, it is very common to have insurance companies
contact the people involved—especially if they are injured. This
is true if it is your own insurance company or another driver's insurance
company. Often the insurance companies will call very shortly after the
collision. People involved in motor vehicle collisions often are shaken
and upset and injuries only make that worse. That's why it is important
to keep in mind a few tips when insurance companies come calling.
- First, if you are injured, it is a good idea to speak with an experienced
personal injury lawyer for guidance before talking to any insurance companies.
They can help you with understanding your rights and obligations when
dealing with the insurance company.
- Second, if you do talk to the insurance company, do not give a recorded
statement before speaking with an attorney. Many times insurance companies
will ask questions that are not relevant or appropriate in an attempt
to gather information they will try to use to refuse to pay a claim.
- Third, if you do talk to the insurance company, keep it short and sweet.
Tell them briefly what happened and if you were injured. It is a good
idea not to get into great detail with the insurance company without first
speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you
with those conversations.
Please call the Northern Virginia personal injury lawyers at Chaikin, Sherman,
Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. it you believe you were a victim of negligence.
The initial consultation is always free, and you do not pay a fee unless
we recover money on your behalf.