Should I Talk to the Other Insurance Company After An Accident?
If you’ve been injured in an accident in New York, you may receive calls from the insurance company asking for information, or offering money in exchange for settlement. It’s important to know that anything you say to them can be used against you to minimize your recovery. Schedule a free consultation with our dedicated New York injury attorneys before you speak with any insurance company after an accident.
One thing that’s very, very important is after an accident, never speak to the other side or any of their representatives. Insurance companies are famous for sending out investigators, sending out adjusters to see someone or talk to someone who’s been involved in an accident. And a lot of times what we’ve experienced are individuals coming to us saying that the other insurance carrier came with an agreement and they asked me to sign it and they asked me to sign it in exchange for a check for two thousand dollars
And what’s important to remember is that this is an incredibly bad idea. No one could know within a few days of an accident what the full extent of their injuries would be. And once you sign that document, it’s called a release, then you are forever precluded from bringing any additional claims, even if your injuries turn out to be much more severe than thought at the time that you accepted or spoke with another insurance carriers offer.
When people are facing difficult legal situations what matters is results. At The Matera Law Firm, we have over 25 years of experience helping people when they need it most. That commitment has allowed us to generate a record of success that includes obtaining millions of dollars for our clients as well as positive results against criminal charges.
If you or someone you love is in need of an experienced personal injury lawyer or criminal defense attorney, contact us today for a free confidential consultation. We proudly serve Suffolk County, Nassau County, Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and throughout New York State.
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