The trauma experienced during and after a car accident can be enormous. If you have been in a crash caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be experiencing many emotions, beginning with anger. You may be angry that you are in terrible pain, you may be angry that your car was totaled, you may be deeply angry and sad that you lost a loved one or a friend. You may also still be in shock over the entire incident, dealing with mounting emotional anxiety—and even PTSD—due to the experience.
To make matters worse, you may find yourself embroiled in difficulty in having your claim paid. If the other insurance company is giving you a hard time, you should consult with a skilled attorney from a firm like the law offices of Andrew ‘Pike’ Piekalkiewicz, PLLC as soon as possible; in fact, no matter what, if you’ve been involved in a serious car accident, seek legal advice right away. Do not go it alone trying to fight an insurer with endless financial resources—and skilled tactics in manipulation.
This means that as soon as the insurance adjusters begin calling, refer them to your attorney. You do not need to tell them a thing! If, however, you have spoken to the insurance company before consulting with your attorney, you may have found yourself becoming flustered as they attempted to trip you up. Along with the basic information, they may have asked to interview you while tape-recording your answers, request police reports, medical reports, and more.
With a focus on your injuries, they may have asked how you were feeling and even delved into whether injuries from the car accident could have instead been the product of a past medical issue that you may be hiding or suddenly hoping to have treated. Being wary of the adjuster is one of the most important actions you can take regarding your case. Your words can be twisted and used against you, making the entire process even more stressful. Even the most basic, harmless question may be part of an agenda the insurer has to try and avoid paying your claim.
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.