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Continuing in our car accident FAQs blog series, below, we will respond to some more questions that people commonly have about car accident compensation.

More Answers and Info about Car Accident Compensation

Q – What should I tell insurers after car accidents?

Dealing with insurers after accidents is a key step to obtaining car accident compensation. Here’s some info about this process. You can also call us for specific answers about your case.

Dealing with insurers after accidents is a key step to obtaining car accident compensation. Here’s some info about this process. You can also call us for specific answers about your case.

A – Just the facts as you remember them. After car accidents, insurers will want to know as many details as possible about the collisions, and they will probably try to probe with you various questions to get as much info about the accident as possible.

As you speak with insurers (whether it’s your insurance company or the insurer for another motorist), just stick to the facts of the accident. Specifically, report the time and date of the accident, the location of the accident and who was involved. If you are not sure about any of the details of the accident, do not try to guess or provide this info anyways. Instead, say that you don’t know, are unsure and are not able to report this info.

Better yet, however, refer all insurance companies to an experienced car accident lawyer who is representing you. Having an attorney on your side to defend your rights and interests will be essential to standing up to insurers and ensuring you get the full amount of car accident compensation to which you are likely entitled.

Q – Is there anything I shouldn’t say to an insurer when reporting a car accident?

A – Absolutely! You should NOT ever say anything that would put even some of the blame on you for having caused the car accident. Regardless of whether you may have caused the collision (or you may have been partially to blame for it), do not under any circumstances say anything that would give insurers a reason to:

  • Pin the fault of the car accident on you.
  • Significantly undervalue your car accident compensation.
  • Potentially deny you car accident compensation altogether.

Because insurance agents are trained to ask leading questions and their goal will be to protect the insurer (by trying to minimize your car accident compensation), make sure you have an advocate on your side by retaining a Colorado Springs car accident lawyer at Shakeshaft and Gorman Law Firm, P.C.

Q – What if an insurer has already denied my car accident claim? What can I do to try to get the car accident compensation I need?

A – Call us immediately. It’s not uncommon for insurers to deny payouts for valid car accident claims, and these insurers often count on the fact that people:

  • Don’t know their rights
  • Won’t fight back to get the car accident compensation to which they are entitled.

In such cases, appealing the decisions of insurers and fighting back will be critical to ensuring that you ultimately get the car accident compensation you deserve so that you can cover your medical bills, car repair bills and other expenses as you recover from the damage and injuries caused by the collision.

Look for the final installment of this blog series for some more responses and important info about car accident compensation.

Colorado Springs Car Accident Lawyer at Shakeshaft and Gorman Law Firm, P.C.

Have you or a loved one been hurt in a car accident? If so, Colorado Springs Car Accident Attorney Kenneth Shakeshaft is ready to advocate your rights and help you recover financially.

To learn more about how we can help you after a car accident, schedule a free initial consultation with us today by calling (719) 635-5886 or (800) 383-5886. You can also email us using the contact form on this page. We don’t get paid unless or until you get paid, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by contacting us today.

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