After a car crash on University Parkway or at any location in the Sarasota area, you might not know what to do; however, the fact of the matter is that the insurance company does know what to do in order to limit their liability. They will ask you questions, try to get statements from you, and play something called the ‘Insurance Claim Game’.
Because they hold the cards and know the rules, you will be at a disadvantage. This is why you need to have an accident attorney on your side who knows not only how to play the game but how to win the game. By having a personal injury lawyer in your corner, you will be able to avoid making some of the most common mistakes that many people make following car accidents, such as:
- Allowing the insurance company to take a recorded statement. If you speak with the insurance adjuster before doing any research or speaking with an attorney first, you may not realize that providing a recorded statement to the insurer is not required and is not advisable. Recorded statements are designed to harm your case.
- Signing forms you think are required. The insurance company will send you medical release forms they want you to sign. As a result, many people sign these forms, thinking they are required to do so. However, signing those forms can harm your case and limit the amount of money you may be able to recover.
- Sharing information about your crash on Facebook or other social media sites. If you post pictures of the crash or of yourself after the accident, the insurance company will use anything they can against you. Play the game safe and avoid posting any information on social media sites following a crash.
By avoiding these mistakes and working with an attorney, you will be at an advantage and have confidence that you will get the compensation you need and deserve. There are numerous benefits to having a personal injury lawyer on your side. Call us today to find out how we can help you. You can reach our Sarasota law firm at 888-409-3805 for a free initial consultation today.