Medical attention is the most important matter in the event of an accident. Following that, contacting both your lawyer and your insurance company are vital. After an auto accident, the insurance company may contact you to provide information, discuss the accident, or sign documents regarding the accident. In their own best interest, the insurance company will gather any details possible to prepare for a lawsuit and estimate your medical bills and injuries.
Since the information an insurance company may obtain does not always reflect the extent of your injuries, it is advantageous not to sign any paperwork, provide, or discuss any information to the insurance company until after your attorney has had a chance to analyze the case. Some insurers will even offer cash incentives to sign a waiver form releasing them from liability — but don’t be tricked; the quick money now may cost you the entire case down the road.
If you have a questions about what you should or should not discuss or sign for an insurance company, contact us today for a free consultation about your claim.