After an accident has been reported to an insurance company, the adjuster will usually reach out and want to take a recorded statement. It’s one thing to report an accident to an insurance company, which can be done shortly after the wreck, but before giving a recorded statement to an insurance company – talking about how the wreck took place or what your injuries may be – it’s usually good to consult with a lawyer beforehand. The reason being is the insurance company, their investigation is focused on two things; determining who is at fault for the wreck as well as what your injuries may have been from the wreck.
You want to make sure that you’ve had an opportunity to speak with a lawyer and that that conversation, though the insurance adjuster might be very nice and friendly on the phone, you want to make sure that you’re taking that conversation very seriously. Once an insurance company starts documenting things in their file, which might not look positive on the ultimate outcome of the case for you, it’s very hard to get them to change their minds. So speaking with a lawyer so you understand the seriousness of a recorded statement is very important.
If you have been hurt in a car accident in Georgia, make sure your best interests are being represented after that collision. Otherwise, the insurance company may look to deny your claim. Harris Lowry Manton LLP handles complex claims like these for clients in Atlanta, Savannah and throughout the state. To work with an experienced car accident lawyer from our firm, please complete our contact form or call us in Atlanta at 404.998.8847, or in Savannah at 912.417.3774.