WHAT NOT TO DO AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

At some point after an accident, you may be approached by an insurance adjuster who represents the insurance company of the person who caused the accident. No matter how friendly and caring (or aggressive and threatening) the adjuster may appear, he works for the insurance company. It’s his job is to save the insurance company money. He does that by looking for ways to reduce your claim.

He may try to convince you that you should accept a lower settlement. He may try to convince you that you were at fault, partially or completely. He may try to convince you that you do not need a lawyer.

At no time will he be working on your behalf. His sole job is to protect the insurance company and he will use every technique he knows to do so.

Although you should always be courteous, you are not required to give any oral statement to the other side’s insurance company. Listen to what he says and note the questions he asked, but do not enter into a conversation.

Instead, if you have been in a car accident in Baton Rouge,  contact an attorney at Broussard & Hart, L.L.C. Our personal injury lawyers help injured people avoid mistakes that could diminish their financial compensation or stop them from achieving a financial recovery. We can tell you what communication is necessary to have with the defendant’s insurance company.

Contact Us at 337-439-2450 or fill out the form below.

Three Things You Should Not Do

  1. Do not give any statements – written, recorded, or oral – to anyone concerning your accident or injuries without first receiving our approval.
  2. Do not make any incorrect statement to any doctor who may treat or examine you regarding any prior injuries or accidents. If you don’t remember, say so.
  3. Do not change your address or employment without notifying your attorney.

You May Be Watched and Photographed

When a claim is filed by an injured person, insurance companies routinely conduct a detailed investigation of the injured person’s background. It is not uncommon for an insurance company investigator to park his surveillance van near your house and videotape your activities.

Investigators work very hard to obtain videotapes of claimants lifting heavy groceries or engaging in strenuous physical activity. However, these same surveillance tapes have been useful to corroborate our client’s limitations, including the use of canes, crutches, etc.

If you believe you are being watched, please call us at 1-866-281-4774. Do not exaggerate your limitations or pose for the camera.

Our law firm handles injury claims resulting from medical malpractice, trucking accidents, and maritime accidents, among others. If you would like to schedule a free, confidential consultation with one of our attorneys, please contact our office.

Contact Us at 337-439-2450 or fill out the form below.

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Our attorneys will review your case and represent you throughout your car crash claim. Contact Broussard & Hart L.L.C. today for help pursuing a car accident settlement. Your first consultation is free and we won’t charge fees unless money is recovered.

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