Car accidents are on the increase, and unfortunately while deadly habits such as texting and driving and other distracted activities top the list for crashes, so do the same old issues, like driving under the influence—despite decades of public safety campaigns. If you have been in a car crash due to the fault of another driver, you may be in a vulnerable position for several reasons. Such an experience can be incredibly traumatic, serious and even life-threatening injuries (from broken bones to head injuries, spinal injuries, soft tissue injuries, and more) may have been sustained by you as well as passengers, you may be missing work and losing income, and now—you must deal with the insurance company too.
Be assured that while adjusters for the negligent party’s insurance company will be calling quickly, expressing their warmest sympathies, and offering a warm and friendly demeanor, they are usually angling to get as much information from you as possible—and in many cases, this is to be used against you if possible. Do not believe them if they tell you everything said is confidential, and do not believe them when they say they are working in the best interest of everyone involved—and especially if they insinuate that they are there to help you! And finally, do not talk to them at all. This is a job for a skilled car accident attorney from a firm like the law offices of Andrew ‘Pike’ Piekalkiewicz, PLLC.
Insurance company profits continue to increase and while you may be hurting, rest assured that they are not. The top insurers continue to report billions in profits annually, and numbers are continually on the upswing for many industry leaders. Many adjusters are also given healthy bonuses for paying as little in claims as possible. They are trained to extract data from car accident victims and may request your account of what happened—including asking who was at fault—along with asking for police reports, all your medical records, and they may want to interview you while recording everything. None of this okay and all communications should be referred directly to your car accident attorney. Allowing all communication to be handled by a legal professional could have enormous bearing on your case.
If you have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of others, this is not the time to go it alone! Please call the law offices of Andrew ‘Pike’ Piekalkiewicz, PLLC as soon as possible at (713) 748-7453 for a no obligation case review.