If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, an insurance adjuster is likely to contact you with questions about the crash. How you deal with an adjuster can affect the outcome of your case and may negatively impact your personal injury claim. Before saying anything about your accident, talk to an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who can help you with your case.
What an Insurance Adjuster Does After an Accident
After a motorcycle accident, an insurance adjuster may get involved quickly to try and resolve a claim. The adjuster works for the insurance company and will want to settle as soon as possible for as little as possible. An adjuster might arrive at the scene of the motorcycle accident or call you with questions about what happened. If you’ve obtained legal representation, you should direct the adjuster to your attorney.
If you are contacted by an adjuster, it is important that you say as little as possible and stick to the facts:
- Do not provide any details or information about your injuries until you have a medical assessment.
- Do not assume fault.
- Do not provide a recorded statement about the accident to the adjuster.
- Do keep a detailed record about any conversations you have with the insurance adjuster.
- Do not agree to settle the case until you have your attorney involved.
Because the insurance company is a for-profit business, it wants to settle for as little as possible. So, anything you say to the adjuster can be held against you and may harm the outcome of your case. Remember, the adjuster does not work for you or in your best interests. This is why it is important to consult with an attorney who has experience with motorcycle accidents. An attorney can give you advice on how to answer questions and what types of questions you should avoid answering. After an accident, an attorney can protect your rights and help make sure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and damages.
Contact an Attorney Today
After an accident, don’t wait to speak with an attorney. Make the call to Browning Law Firm for a free, no obligation consultation. To schedule an appointment, fill out our convenient online contact form, or call us today.