Should I Talk To The Insurance Companies After An Accident?

The aftermath of an accident can be confusing and overwhelming, and an insurance company could approach you to discuss the basics of the accident or even make a settlement offer. People often wonder, “Should I talk to the insurance companies after an accident?”

Do not talk to the insurance companies. These companies do not have your best interests in mind, but the attorneys at Pryor Priest & Harber do. Let us deal with insurance companies on your behalf, advocating for the protection of your financial interests.

Our decades of experience in personal injury law allow us to act as a tenacious legal advocate for people after an accident. It is not in your interests to give any kind of statement to the insurance company without speaking to an attorney, and we will speak with them for you. As soon as possible after an accident, we can take action to protect your interests, gather important evidence, and begin to develop a strong case.

Effectively Confronting Tactics Used By Insurance Companies

Insurance companies are most concerned with their bottom line. The company that represents the other driver may call you to get basic information about the accident, but in reality, he or she is likely trying to get you to say things that could damage your case. Some common tactics used by insurance companies include:

  • They may attempt to get you say you are fine or feeling better in order to minimize the amount of money the company may have to pay.
  • Through questions and conversation, they may try to lead you to say you share at least a portion of the blame for the accident.
  • The insurance representative will do anything possible to undermine your case, place the blame on you, and minimize their financial liability.

We are familiar with these tactics and others they may use, and our lawyers know how to navigate these conversations in a way that protects your right to be fully compensated for your pain and suffering. Instead of speaking with insurance representatives after an accident, allow us to do so while you focus on your recovery.

Tenacious Advocates For The Injured

For over 35 years, we have worked diligently for the benefit of accident victims throughout Tennessee. Our lawyers offer free initial case evaluations. To make an appointment to discuss your case and learn about your legal options, contact us through email or call our office at 865-522-4191.