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What NOT to Do When Dealing with Insurance Companies after an Accident (Part 1)

When dealing with insurance companies after car accidents, do not sign anything that you have not thoroughly read and/or do not completely understand.

When dealing with insurance companies after car accidents, do not sign anything that you have not thoroughly read and/or do not completely understand.

Regardless of how careful you are when driving, you cannot control the actions of other drivers, road conditions and other factors that may cause you to get into a car accident. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), most drivers in the U.S. get into some type of traffic accident once every five years. Given the prevalence of car accidents, it’s important that drivers:

  • Maintain sufficient car insurance to cover them in the event they are involved in traffic accidents
  • Know how to deal with insurance company agents when reporting car accidents in order to avoid having their legitimate claims unnecessarily denied or undercut.

While a few of our previous blogs this month focused on what you should do when dealing with insurance companies to report car accidents, in this blog, we will focus on what you should NOT do when dealing with insurance companies when it comes to making car accident claims. Do NOT:

  • Submit written accounts of the accident to any insurance provider if you are not perfectly clear about the terms of your own auto insurance policy.
  • Sign anything that you have not thoroughly read or that you may have questions about. If your insurance agent is asking you to sign something that you are not sure about, it may be time to consult with a lawyer who will have your best interests in mind.

Centennial Car Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured in or have lost a loved one in a car accident, motorcycle accident or in any type of traffic accident, you are encouraged to consult with the motor vehicle accident lawyers at the Law Office of Mike Hulen, PC.

Our trusted Centennial personal injury and car accident attorneys have a proven track record of successfully handling car accident cases, wrongful death suits and other types of personal injury lawsuits, and we are experienced at helping victims and their families secure the maximum possible settlement for their losses. We encourage those who think they may have a claim to meet with us for a free initial consult to learn more about their legal rights and to receive a thorough evaluation of their case. Call us at (303) 932-8666 to get your case started at no upfront cost.

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