No, never without counsel. Soon after your accident, you will likely receive a call from the other party's insurance company. The adjusters are trained to say all the right things in hopes of giving you a false sense of security that they will take care of everything. They may even offer you a quick injury settlement. Don't accept it, and by all means, don't sign anything without speaking with your lawyer first.
You should never speak with the insurance company without counsel present, sign any documents, or accept a quickly made settlement offer. You should calmly decline, and tell them you want to speak with your attorney. Then, talk to our lawyers at Tabor Law Firm. We will preliminarily evaluate your claim to determine if the settlement truly addresses all of your losses.
We Know How Insurance Companies Work
The reason the insurance company makes a quick settlement offer is because they want to minimize their losses. When they pay out damages on claims, it eats into their profits. Even if they talk nicely to you, refer them to your lawyer.
Insurance adjusters are skilled at getting the answers they want from unrepresented individuals. Even if you think you are honestly answering their questions, they may twist your words to portray you as liable for the accident or to downplay the severity of your injuries. This could do serious harm to your claim.
Additionally, you should never willingly release your medical records to the insurance company when they ask. If you have a pre-existing medical condition, they may try to blame that on any pain and suffering you are experiencing from your accident.
The Insurance Companies Know Us. They Will Respect You.
By working with Tabor Law Firm, you will receive the respect you deserve from the insurance companies. They know our reputation. In fact, insurance adjusters have referred clients to us in the past. They know how we work, and they know that we protect our clients' rights and best interests.
To learn more about how we can help you, schedule a free consultation. No matter where you are in Indiana, call our office in Indianapolis at 317-236-9000 or 800-266-7103.