Concluding The Do’s & Don’ts of Dealing with Insurers after Car Accidents, below is a closer look at what motorists should avoid doing when they are reporting traffic accidents to insurance companies.
- DON’T wait too long before calling your insurer to report the accident – The longer you wait to report a car accident to an insurer, the greater the possibility will be that you will have a difficult time getting the payout you deserve for your claim. This is generally because there will be a greater chance that important evidence associated with your accident/claim will be harder to track down (like, for instance, if witnesses end up changing their phone numbers).
- DON’T say that you caused or even may have caused the accident – This is extremely important, as the admission of any fault (even partial fault) in causing the collision can be used by insurers to reduce or fully deny your claim. Rather than admitting any fault in the incident, instead only disclose the facts of the incident; better yet, refer your insurer to your attorney, who should have experience dealing with insurers while protecting your rights to compensation.
- DON’T accept the first settlement offer an insurer may throw out to you – This is one of the most common missteps that people tend to make after car accidents. The fact is that insurers will often try to low-ball settlement offers, hoping that accident victims are financially stressed enough to just accept the first offer they are given.
The best thing you can do before accepting any car accident settlement from an insurer is to consult an attorney to find out if you deserve more than what you are being offered.
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