It’s reasonable to seek help after a car accident. Speaking to someone who will listen feels helpful. But talking to an insurance company immediately after your accident does more harm than good. You deserve the right kind of help – and there are some big reasons you won’t get it from the insurance company.
What the Insurance Company Wants
Insurance companies want you to trust them, so they produce commercials with funny characters and big-name celebrities.
What else do they want? To protect their bottom line. They hold on to the high premiums they charge by paying less than you deserve. Calling you for a statement helps them achieve this goal.
A Complete Assessment of Injuries is Important
You do not want to be held to your immediate assessment of your injuries. Soon after an accident, you do not have enough information to know the full extent of your injuries.
Some car accident injuries take hours or days to feel. Your pain is obscured by adrenaline and endorphins that your body releases to cope with the trauma of the accident.
Why should you know the full extent of your injuries before revealing them to the insurance company? Because treating injuries is expensive. An MRI to diagnose your injuries, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, and surgeries will cost thousands of dollars. If you tell an adjuster you felt fine after the accident, you can’t expect compensation for your pain and suffering.
Getting the Right Help
You can do two things to get the right help before speaking with a claims adjuster. First, see a doctor as soon as you can after the accident. You should know if you are hurt and what treatment you need to get better.
Then call Sam & Ash, LLP. We give you the help you can trust. That’s because we don’t win unless you win. Rely on our experience to be certain the insurance company pays you What’s Right.
Call for a free consultation at 1 (800) 304-2000. We are available 24/7, so turn to us first before speaking with the insurance company.