Should I Talk to the Insurance Adjuster?
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident (or any traffic accident), you are under no legal obligation to speak to the insurance adjuster or provide a statement of any kind to the insurance company.
A lengthy process beings when an accident is first reported to the insurance company. The insurer assigns the case to an adjuster or investigator, who will interview people who were involved in the accident or have information on it. This phase, sometimes known as “fact-gathering,” may involve the adjuster attempting to obtain a recorded statement from you to be used in the future.
It’s important for claimants to understand that adjusters work to reduce and minimize payouts by the insurance company and are trained to extract statements or information from claimants which can be used against them at a later time. Adjusters may attempt to obtain these statements in the days or weeks following the accident, when claimants are likely overwhelmed by their injuries and trying to keep up with their finances. This early period is also when many claimants don’t yet know the full extent of their injuries, as some kinds of injuries – particularly in the soft-tissue category – may not become fully apparent and/or symptomatic for weeks after the accident occurred. This is an opportune time for insurance adjusters to attempt to get a statement to use against the claimant later on, and claimants must be aware of this tactic and the importance of having an experienced attorney to handle communication with the insurer on their behalf.
Our attorneys strongly discourage accident-victims from voluntarily providing statements to insurance companies, and our representation helps you ensure that your settlement fully compensates you for your injuries and losses. We at Agruss Law Firm are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident due to negligence, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people and not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Agruss Law Firm, LLC is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.