Maryland Car Accident Law Firm: Be Careful! Providing Information to Other Party’s Insurer Following a Car AccidentFebruary 21, 2012
After a car accident, you will probably file a claim with your insurance company. Either you or your Maryland auto accident attorney will speak to your insurance company to discuss the accident and negotiate any settlements.
But what about the insurance company of the other driver? Are you obligated to speak to them? What should you tell them? It’s important to be wary if you are contacted by the other insurance company.
Typically, you are not obligated to talk to the insurance company of the other driver, and you really shouldn’t. The most common reason an insurer would contact you to talk about the accident would be to help build a case against you, to minimize any payout. You could unknowingly damage your case just by talking about it. You may have injuries that have not yet manifested, and paint an inaccurate picture of the results of the accident. Alternatively, you may not yet know how badly damaged your car or property is yet. An insurer may try to talk to you as soon as possible in order to try to get you to sabotage your case.
If you’ve been in an accident and the other driver’s insurance company contacts you, politely decline and notify your Maryland car accident lawyer immediately. Your attorney will ensure that everything is on the up-and-up and that you reach the settlement that you deserve—and nothing less. Contact the Maryland car accident law firm of LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. right away about your car accident. Our lawyers can provide you with experienced legal advice and representation so that you can get the most out of your claim. Let us know how we can fight for you.