After you’ve been involved in a serious car accident, you’ve likely got quite a bit of recovering to do. From medical issues to repairing your vehicle, you’ve got a lot on your mind. Speaking with another driver’s insurance company may not be one of those things, but it’s a common occurrence.
Unfortunately, dealing with another driver’s insurance can often be an uphill battle, but here are a few tips to help make the back-and-forth a bit easier.
The goal of the other driver’s insurance company is to avoid having to pay you the amount you need to fully recover from your accident. To accomplish this, they may try to negotiate terms way below your damages or try to pin some of the accident on you, and this could be done by speaking with you after the accident.
You should speak with your own insurance company, but you aren’t legally required to speak to the other driver’s insurer. So it’s very important to stay cautious should you chose to do so.
Wait Until You Understand Your Situation
Speaking with the other driver’s insurance company too soon could mean that you give an inaccurate or insufficient account of your injuries. Some injuries and symptoms may not make themselves known until days or weeks after the incident, so it’s important to understand your full medical condition by speaking to a doctor before you speak with another insurance company about your injury claim.
Find an Attorney
It’s never too soon to contact a personal injury attorney. If you experience any difficulty while dealing with an insurance company, find an attorney. They will work on your behalf to settle insurance disputes and help you receive what you deserve for your injuries.
If you’ve been injured and aren’t sure whether an insurance company is giving you a fair shake, the Tampa attorneys at Lorenzo & Lorenzo are here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.