Were you injured in a car accident on Highway 81 in Loganville, Georgia?
If you were injured in a car accident on Highway 81 in Loganville, Georgia, you can expect to be contacted by the at-fault driver’s insurance company asking you to give a recorded or written statement. Should you do this? Absolutely NOT! Just like when you talk to the cops, anything you say to the insurance company can and will be used against you.
When the at-fault driver’s insurance company calls you for a recorded or written statement, simply say no and hang up. Then do your research or hire an attorney to handle your claim. Most likely, if you try to handle the claim yourself, they’ll never respect you nor any of your attempts to negotiate. This is because they know you have no litigation or trial experience.
Another thing the insurance company will try to get you to do is sign medical release forms so they can view your medical records and bills. Should you do this? Absolutely NOT.
The reason they want you to do this is to see if you have any prior medical issues that they can use against you. Simply say no to this request. When you are ready to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company, you then can send them your medical records and bills related to the car accident.
Last, should you accept the insurance company’s first offer? Absolutely NOT! Many times they will not even offer your medical bills in their first offer. Their goal is to lowball you and get you to quickly settle. Don’t do this. Keep negotiating with them until you get the number you are happy with. Many times, this takes a lawyer and filing a lawsuit.
There are so many people and lawyers out there who are either too lazy or don’t know enough about the process to get a fair settlement, and insurance companies know that. This is why they make such low offers and play hardball.
You need a lawyer who can hold their feet to the fire, and the only way to do this is through aggressive negotiating and the willingness to take the case all the way to trial. Many times this is the only way to get an insurance company to pay you what you deserve.
CONTACT BARTLETT BENTON
If you were in a car accident on Highway 81 in Loganville, Georgia and need a lawyer to negotiate with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, call Bartlett at 770-365-6414 for a free case evaluation.