At Ashby Thelen Lowry, our Georgia personal injury attorneys know nothing can prepare you or your family for the disastrous circumstances that accompany a negligent incident. Personal injuries often change every aspect of our client’s lives. Then, when they least expect it, the negligent party’s insurance company representative will call.
Insurance companies have effective and long-standing protocols for contacting injury victims. Initially, the insurance representative will insist that the call is to see how the injured person is doing. Operating under the guise of caring about the injury victim’s best interests allows them to attempt to extract potentially damaging information. For instance, if the insurance representative asks how hurt the injury victim may be, the hope is to obtain a response like, “I’m okay” or “I’ll be fine.”
The reality is that the insurance company will use this response against you when you move forward with a personal injury claim. The representative will also attempt to use manipulative tactics to get the injured party to take at least partial responsibility for the injurious incident.
Once they think they have the injured person where they want them, they will present a less-than-adequate settlement offer as the best available offer. You do not have to take the insurance company’s word for what your personal injury claim is worth. Our Georgia personal injury attorneys can help you pursue a better result.
What Should I Tell the At-Fault Driver’s Insurance Representative?
No matter how your personal injury occurred, the liable party’s insurance company will want to hear your side of the story.
While it seems fair that the insurance provider hears from both sides, the objective is to protect the company’s bottom line. This means delaying, undervaluing, or denying injury claims from the start. Insurance adjusters are trained and experienced in trying to undermine and undervalue claims. The reality is that you should not talk with the liable party’s insurance company until and unless you have first consulted with an attorney to represent you and your best interests.
Partnering with a skilled personal injury attorney will prepare you for insurance company tricks and equip you with the tools to calculate your complete financial recovery needs and protect you from making an innocent statement that the insurance company may try to unfairly use against you. We can help.
Contact the Experienced Georgia Vehicle Collisions Attorneys at Ashby Thelen Lowry
We understand that suffering injuries from another person’s negligence is nothing short of life changing. Starting today, we want to help you turn the page and move forward with confidence. We will take the lead in your case by investigating the crash, preserving all the crucial evidence, and obtaining all the essential documentation to help build your case for success.
Contact our skilled Georgia personal injury lawyers and support team today at (404) 777-7771 to schedule a free consultation so we can tell your story and ensure your voice is heard by pursuing the best outcome for your unique case.