How To Deal With Insurance Companies After An Accident In Fort Lauderdale

Question:
I have been told that I need to be cautious when talking to an insurance company.  Isn’t the insurance company on my side to help me? How do I communicate with an insurance company so that I don’t make a mistake?

Answer:
There are always two sides to every story. When an injury accident occurs, whether it is related to a Fort Lauderdale automobile accident or another type of accident in which another party was negligent or reckless, many questions will arise.  The victim or the victim’s family need to know how much a claim is worth from an insurance company.

When an accident occurs and has been reported to their insurance company, an insurance adjuster will call to gather information from the person who has been injured.  The adjuster’s intention is to get a statement and try to resolve the claim as soon as possible.  They will prepare papers to be signed, and they may even attempt to record the conversation.

Don’t think the insurance adjuster is your best friend.  They may act as if they are there to help, but REMEMBER an insurance company is not your friend.  They will usually offer you a low settlement and hope you take it.   They may send you a check, but don’t cash it until you seek legal advice from a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney.

By jumping ahead and cashing a check the insurance company sent you represents to the insurance company your acceptance of their settlement.  You may be entitled to a larger settlement than they offered.  Talking with an experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney will help determine if you are eligible for a higher settlement.

It is important that you know what to do if you are a victim of an accident.  I have a FREE DVD Leveling the Playing Field Against Insurance Companies that you can receive to help you not fall into any insurance companies’ traps.

Call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld, [number type=”1″] or [number type=”2″] for a free consultation to find out your options.