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What Not to Tell Your Insurance Company after an Accident

Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be an extremely stressful and involved experience. This is especially true if you have never been in an accident before. Not only do you have to worry about making sure everyone involved in the accident is safe, but you also have to contact your insurance company and file an accident claim so you can potentially receive financial compensation for damage to your vehicle. And, while there are a number of facts and pieces of information you have to make sure you tell your insurance company, there are also many things you want to be careful sharing.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident because of someone else’s negligent actions, you may be eligible for financial compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. To learn more about your legal options, contact a Nashville car accident lawyer of Pohl & Berk, LLP, today at 615-277-2765 to get started on your case.

Phrases to Avoid

Although insurance companies are there to help you in your time of need, they are still a business that does not want to spend more money than necessary on accident claims. In order to maximize the amount of compensation you can receive, be sure to avoid the following when talking with your insurance provider:

  • “The accident was my fault” – By admitting fault, this can hurt your chance of recovering financial compensation.
  • “I accept your offer” – Do not accept the initial offer just so you can speed up the process. Make sure you get the money you need.

Any contact information for family members, doctors, etc. – In some cases your insurance company may ask for this information but you are not required to give it to them.

Contact Us

Getting the full amount of money you need to pay for your auto damages, medical bills, and other expenses is vital following a car accident caused by someone else. Contact a Nashville car accident attorney of Pohl & Berk, LLP, today at 615-277-2765 to discuss how we may be able to take action against a bad faith insurance company or negligent motorist.

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