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Do I Really Need to Call the Insurance Company After an Accident?

Why You Should Call An Attorney Before the Insurance Company

One of the first things that anyone typically hears following a car accident is that they must call their insurance provider and the other driver's insurer as soon as possible. However, you may be surprised to find that this could potentially damage your injury claim.

Although it’s natural to want to put the incident behind you by contacting them in hopes that it expedites the process, doing so could potentially result in a lesser settlement than you actually deserve. Here’s why you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible rather than starting with the insurance company.

You Understand the Full Extent of Your Injuries

It’s not uncommon for injured victims to contact an insurer before they even know the full extent of their injuries and how they could affect other areas of their life (like taking time off work). However, some mental and physical effects may not even show up until days or weeks later, so it’s crucial to focus on your healing first.

By hiring an attorney, you have the benefit of not having to talk to the insurance company on your own—they will do so on your behalf and ensure that all of your injuries are accounted for.

You Avoid Misrepresenting Your Side

In many cases, the insurance company will ask simple questions like "how are you doing?" as a means to get you to misrepresent how injured you are. When you answer with something like "I'm fine," this could be twisted into showing that you aren't as injured as your initial statement claims. Because of this, many attorneys advise against talking to the insurance company on your own.

Our Tulsa Personal Injury Attorneys Are Here to Help

When you call Aizenman Law Group to represent your injury case, you can have the peace of mind in knowing that our attorneys have extensive experience going up against insurance companies for a variety of claims. Get started with your free consultation today by calling (918) 215-8856.