After an Auto Accident, Who Should You Talk to First?
After an automobile accident, insurance companies call you immediately after a report of loss or injury because they are looking out for their interests, not yours. Attorneys are the ones who represent your interests. The insurance companies are obligated only to protect their interests and to save money for their stockholders and to limit the liability of the negligent parties, those who they insure and who caused your injuries. The insurance companies do not look out for you!
The attorneys at Williams DeLoatche, P.C. will fight for your rights. The actions you take immediately after your loss or injury can have a dramatic impact on the outcome of your case. After an accident, contact Williams DeLoatche, P.C. through this Web site or call us at 757-547-5555, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Acting before you obtain legal advice is the surest way to prejudice your rights.
As long as the insurance company has notice of the incident, you have no obligation to talk to anyone from the company.
Therefore, do not talk with or give a statement to an insurance adjuster after a loss or injury – your statement will only be used by the insurance company as evidence against you. Talk with an experienced lawyer first. What you say in a brief conversation to a trained insurance adjuster can easily be distorted, misquoted or taken out of context and used to obscure the truth about what happened to cause your loss or injury. Insurance companies use their enormous financial resources to hire highly trained adjusters and clever lawyers whose every statement, act and deed is professionally designed to limit, deny, delay, or reduce your claim. You need someone with experience on your side to force insurance companies and their lawyers to be fair. Bottom line: insurance companies will take advantage of you if you give them any opportunity to do so.
If you have any questions concerning your automobile accident, call the attorneys at Williams DeLoatche, P.C. at 757-547-5555, for a free consultation.