3. Providing Too Much Information to the Insurance Company
During their investigatory process, insurance companies will ask you for a lot of information. You may also be asked to sign certain documents. The insurance company will tell you that this information must be provided in order to resolve your case.
While it is important to always be honest with your insurance company, you should be guarded in your responses and with how much information you share. Insurance companies are looking for evidence that might be used against you in court. YourLouisiana personal injury lawyer can help you determine what information is critical to share, what to say, and what to sign when dealing with insurance companies.
4. Settling Insurance Claims Too Quickly
It’s understandable that you would want to put the traumatic experience of a Louisiana car accident behind you. But reaching a quick settlement with an insurance company may come back to haunt you if your injuries or property damage are more severe than you initially thought. Insurance companies will not give you another chance to reopen the claim, so you only have one chance to get the best possible settlement to cover your medical expenses.
5. Failing to Collect From All Responsible Parties
You may think that the only party responsible for paying you a settlement is the other driver’s insurance company, but there may be other sources of blame depending on the circumstances of your car accident. These may include:
- other drivers who may have been partially involved in the accident
- medical care providers who treated you
- the city, county, or whatever municipality oversees the roadways where your accident occurred
Contacting a Louisiana Personal Injury Attorney
After a serious car accident, while you are dealing with injuries, medical bills, car repairs, and insurance companies, it’s important to have someone working on your side.
Speaking with an experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney after a serious car accident can help you understand your legal rights and options, and if necessary, help you file a personal injury lawsuit to help you recover compensation for your losses.
The Louisiana personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara can help you recover damages for medical bills, ongoing medical treatment, property damage, and other accident-related expenses. Contact us to schedule your FREE legal consultation today – (866) 248-0580.