Personal Injury

Don’t Try to Outsmart the Insurance Companies:  ISO Searches

Let me set the scene – you are having your initial consultation with your personal injury lawyer.  You were recently involved in a motor vehicle accident and you tell your lawyer that your lower back and left knee are absolutely killing you.  You relay that you are treating with one, two, even three health care providers and that you want to be compensated for your injuries.

Aren't All Those Car Insurance Commercials So Adorable?

A bumbling caveman
A sweet talking gecko with an English/New Zealand/Australian Accent
A lady with a beehive hairdo and an apron
A young lady telling her boyfriend to shut up because she got a safe driver check in the mail
A man laying in a car yelling out GPS directions and screaming “recalculating!!”

And all of these commercials are telling you how wonderful their insurance company is because you can save 15% or more on your car insurance, or you are “in good hands” or that “they are on your side”.

All very cute.

Dos and Don'ts in Speaking With an Insurance Adjuster or Investigator about your Personal Injury Case

If you have been in an automobile accident you will be interviewed by both an adjuster from your own insurance company and by an adjuster from the other party's insurance company. You may also be interviewed, at some point, by an investigator. The adjusters/investigators are trying to minimize the amount of money that their company will be obligated to pay.

What to Do If You're in a Motor Vehicle Accident

After an accident you need to keep two things in mind. First, take actions that will prevent further injuries or damages from occurring. Anyone who is injured should get medical treatment as soon as possible, as injuries may worsen if treatment is delayed. If possible, move your vehicle out of the roadway to avoid being hit by another car. Second, you need to take actions that will preserve evidence of the accident and any resulting injuries or damages.

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