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Concluding our blog series Dealing with Insurance Companies after Car Accidents: 7 Tips, here, we will present some final helpful tips that can help you protect your rights and interests when it comes to dealing with insurance companies after car accidents.

Final Important Tips for Dealing with Insurance Companies after Car Accidents

Tip 5 – Do NOT accept any blame for the accident.

The best thing you can do when dealing with insurance companies after car accidents is to entrust your claim to Colorado Springs Lawyer Kenneth Shakeshaft.

The best thing you can do when dealing with insurance companies after car accidents is to entrust your claim to Colorado Springs Lawyer Kenneth Shakeshaft.

In order to optimally protect your interests when dealing with insurance companies after car accidents, make sure that you NEVER admit to or accept blame for the collision when speaking to your insurer. To this end, be very careful:

  • When explaining how the accident happened to insurers – Here, just stick to the facts of the accident to avoid saying anything that could allow insurance companies to pin some or all of the blame on you.
  • When answering direct questions from insurers – If you are specifically asked about elements of the collision that could shift the blame onto your shoulders, refrain from answering these questions. You can simply say in these instances, “I don’t know,” or “I can’t answer that.”

The fact of the matter is that, if you do end up saying anything that can let insurance companies put some (or all) of the liability on you, you could end up getting less compensation for your claim (or none at all).

Tip 6 – Do NOT accept lowball offers or denials of valid car accident claims.

When dealing with insurance companies after car accidents, one common and very costly mistake that people can make is accepting the final decision handed down by insurers as the last word on their claim. While this may be fine in the event that insurers honor car accident claims and make reasonable payouts for them, it can be extremely problematic when insurers may:

  • Intentionally undercut people’s claims (possibly in the hopes that people don’t know their rights and/or are too desperate for money to fight for more)
  • Flat out deny valid claims based on minor reasons or misinformation.

In such cases, it’s crucial for people to know that they can appeal insurers’ decisions and doing so with the help of an experienced attorney can be crucial to obtaining the compensation they need and likely deserve.

Tip 7 – Let our Colorado Springs Car Accident Lawyer deal with insurers for you.

Of all of our tips for dealing with insurance companies after car accidents, this is the single most important one to remember. Just as you will likely entrust your physical recovery in the hands of an experienced medical professional, so too should you entrust your financial recovery in the hands of a seasoned legal professional.

By retaining trusted Colorado Springs Car Accident Lawyer Kenneth Shakeshaft to help you in dealing with insurance companies after car accidents, you can be confident that your case is in good hands and that you will have the best chances of obtaining the full amount of compensation to which you may be entitled.

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 or any type of traffic accident? If so, Colorado Springs Car Accident Attorney Kenneth Shakeshaft is ready to advocate your rights, help you recover financially and ultimately help you put your life back together.

To find out more about how Kenneth Shakeshaft can help you, schedule a free initial consultation with him today by calling (719) 635-5886 or (800) 383-5886. You can also email our firm 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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