Dealing With Insurance Companies After a Fort Worth Car Wreck
Our car accident lawyers know the process and what details to look for
All too often, insurance companies will try to minimize the amount they pay on a car accident claim by engaging in unethical negotiation tactics. Some representatives might try to push you into accepting a "low ball" claim before the true extent of your injury is known. Others may try to act like they're your friend looking out for your best interests. They're not.
Don't let big insurance companies - or the statisticians, adjusters, and teams of lawyers they hire to keep money out of your pocket - bully you into collecting less compensation than you deserve for your car accident. At Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C., our car accident lawyers are familiar with all the tactics insurance companies use. We know how to fight back in order to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve. Attorney Wooten is personally involved in all negotiations.
What to do when dealing with insurance company adjusters
Insurance adjusters will make endless arguments about why they should not have to pay your claim. They may point the finger at you and claim you were at fault, that your injuries aren't as severe as you claim, or insist you didn't follow proper protocol in filing your claim or paperwork. They might claim a police report wasn't filed, that medical records reveal a preexisting condition before an accident, or that there were no witnesses that could prove the negligence of another driver.
Soon after a crash, you may be contacted by an adjuster from the insurance company for the other driver. They may say they are just following up and only want to ask you some questions. But it’s important to remember that they are not on your side. What they are really doing is trying to get you to say something that makes it seem like you are accepting blame.
Should you talk to the insurance company at all?
You do have to cooperate with your own insurance company to some extent, but even then, watch what you say. You don’t have to talk to the other driver’s insurance company at all.
When speaking with an insurance adjuster or any other insurance company representative, it's important to be very careful what you say to them. Never give an adjuster a written statement. Do not agree to give a recorded statement. You are not even obligated to answer any of their questions. Your right to compensation could be put in jeopardy.
If approached by an insurance adjuster, it’s best to politely decline to answer any questions or give a statement. Explain you would like to get legal advice first. Then contact a Fort Worth car accident attorney immediately. An aggressive, determined Fort Worth car accident lawyer can deal with the insurance company so you can focus on what really matters: your recovery.
Let us protect your rights. Contact Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C. today
Some attorneys tell clients what they want to hear. Coby L. Wooten, Attorney at Law, P.C. is a Fort Worth accident attorney who puts people first. Your case is about more than just money. It's about justice. It's about holding negligent parties responsible for their actions.
Our legal team builds strong cases that are built on facts. We investigate your crash to gather important evidence. We carefully review accident reports, medical records and other documentation. We identify and interview witnesses and if needed, consult accident reconstruction experts. Our team takes nothing for granted.
We also determine the total damages you suffered as a result of the crash. These include current and future medical expenses related to your injuries, lost wages and other damages such as pain and suffering. Then we demand the financial compensation you deserve.
But we’re not interested in quick deals that help the insurance company money. Any resolution of your case has to be one that meets your needs. If the insurance company won’t agree to a settlement that works for you, we’re prepared to take them to court.
Insurance companies have lawyers looking out for their best interests. You need an experienced attorney who will fight for you. And if we represent you, there are no upfront fees or other charges that you need to pay. We work on a contingency fee basis. That means you owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you from a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
Case results matter here - and so do you. Contact us today. Call (866) 408-0940 to schedule an appointment at our Fort Worth office. Your initial consultation is free and since we work on a contingency fee basis, you don't owe us a dime unless we win your case. You will also deal directly with an attorney. We don’t have case managers here. Put more than 30 years of legal experience to work for you.