The aftermath of a car accident is even more chaotic than the incident itself for many; in fact, you may feel a huge sense of frustration about being stopped in your tracks due to an accident caused by the negligence of others. So many car or truck accidents could have been prevented whether the drivers were distracted and not paying attention to the road, under the influence and using poor judgment in getting behind the wheel, or basically just not thinking about what they were doing at all and driving recklessly. In most cases, accidents do not have to happen and should not happen—and it is staggering it to think about the number of injuries and fatalities that are caused due to what is ultimately bad judgment.
When the adjuster gets ready to open an investigation—and especially if you are dealing with the other parties insurance company – they may be incredibly quick to call. You may still be undergoing medical treatment in terrible pain, along with shock regarding the incident that just happened. And while that may not seem like a good time to talk to an insurer, the truth is that you should not speak with them at all during the impending case, if that is possible.
There is never a good time for you to speak with an adjuster. No matter when they call you, refer them to your car accident attorney. Even if you have not consulted with one yet, let them know that you will have your attorney contact them shortly. That gives you time to meet with a firm like the law offices of Andrew ‘Pike’ Piekalkiewicz, PLLC so you can refer all communications to them and ultimately see your case either go to trial or be resolved fairly beforehand.
In many instances, there may be a situation where the adjuster has already called, and you have already given them information. If this has happened to you, most likely you had no idea that it would be in the best interest of your case not to speak with an adjuster. But in the initial meeting, the adjuster may begin examining the overall situation by acting very curious about your health and how you are feeling, and even offering their sympathy. While they may seem caring, do not fall for their tricks! They are seeking information to deny your claim possible. This will become especially evident if the adjuster begins asking you about past injuries or if perhaps if there is a possibility that an injury that was still there from before ‘flared up’ due to the accident. They may request your medical files, and in doing so they may receive your entire medical history which means they could be attempting to deny your claim based on a shoulder injury you had years ago, for example, or a broken bone or another surgery or any type of issue.
If you have been injured in an 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 or visit AttorneySgtPike for a no obligation case review.