It’s easy to understand what you’re supposed to do after an accident, but it’s harder to try and act on it in the heat of the moment, especially if the accident you’ve just experienced resulted in a loved one’s death. You may not think of this and your initial reaction after the passing of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence may be to seek out justice, but it’s crucial that you contact a wrongful death lawyer before even going to the other party’s insurance company to look for a settlement.
Going to the other party’s insurance company on your own is a sure way to receive a low-ball settlement. It may sound harsh, but they don’t have your best interest in mind, even after a tragedy such as a wrongful death; this is where a wrongful death lawyer from Robert J. DeBry and Associates has your back. We advise that you refrain from contacting the negligent party’s insurance company and encourage you to give us a call for the following reasons.
The Insurance Companies Will Use Information Against You
No matter what you’ve gone through and what you’re trying to get compensation for, insurance companies usually have one thing in mind: how they can protect themselves. In the beginning, they may act like they care about you and your family, but, if possible, they’re going to use any information you give them against you to make sure they give out as little of their company’s money as possible in your settlement. As cruel as this sounds, it’s the truth.
Another tactic they may use is inconsistent statement claims. These insurance adjusters may have you record a statement. While this may seem innocent and like standard procedure, they can use this recorded statement later in court to bring up inconsistencies between the recorded statement and your testimony at a trial. Don’t let legal pitfalls leave you and your family in financial ruins¾let a wrongful death lawyer handle the tussle with the insurance company.
You Are Under No Obligation to Talk to the Insurance Company
Insurance adjusters are trained in the art of using what you say against you. The best way to save your case from an unnecessary ravaging is to simply avoid talking to the negligent party’s insurance company. Now, this may seem easy on your part, but be aware that the insurance company may make the first move and give you a call. It’s best to ignore their calls and get in contact with a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.
Losing a loved one to a wrongful death shouldn’t make you a target for insurance companies, and we hate to see it happen. If your family has been struck by tragedy due to someone else’s negligence, contact a wrongful death lawyer at Robert J. DeBry and Associates. We’ll make sure you’re covered financially while you and your family take the time you need to grieve and recover. Give us a call today for a free consultation.