Watch Out for These Insurance Company Tactics After Your Auto Accident

by | January 29th, 2018

After you’ve been involved in an auto crash, you may be dealing with severe pain, health complications, and emotional and psychological stress. The last thing you need are frequent phone calls or letters from the insurance company.

Unfortunately, that’s the reality for many car accident victims, whether or not they’re able to respond promptly or appropriately due to the severity of their injuries. In fact, many insurance company adjusters take advantage of victims while they’re still in shock after their accidents and before they’ve had a chance to truly comprehend how their accidents will affect them in the future.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk auto accident attorneys know that adjusters often use two common tactics to get their way when victims are still recovering:

  • Offering lowball settlement offers – Auto accidents can be extremely expensive, especially when you factor in future medical bills and lost wages. Insurance adjusters frequently offer settlements that seem impressive on the surface, but those offers pale in comparison to the total sum the accident will cost the victim.
  • Getting victims to admit they were at fault – Insurance adjusters can quickly and easily nullify a settlement opportunity simply by getting victims to admit they were fully or partially responsible for their accidents. However, they often obtain those “confessions” by taking statements out of context or by asking leading questions.

Having an experienced legal team on your side can help you avoid the insurance company’s tricks. Don’t go it alone after an accident. Call us today for a free consultation, and let us fight for your rights.