In the immediate moments following a car accident, you may feel flustered and paralyzed. Even after you’ve determined to seek medical attention for your injuries or trade information with the other driver, you still may feel puzzled when thinking about your insurance company. While most Americans understand the importance of buying car insurance if they drive, many don’t prepare to call their companies, or know how to communicate with them after an accident.
It’s important to know who to call and when, as calling the wrong insurance company can prevent you and your personal injury lawyers from building a strong case for you. By hiring a team of lawyers before you do anything, you can receive professional guidance that can eventually help you to receive full compensation for your pain and suffering.
Insurance Company FAQs
Someone Hit My Car – Who Do I Call?
It’s important to call your own insurance company to report your accident right after you’ve determined your safety – even if you weren’t at fault. You must provide the other driver’s insurance information, as well as their car’s make and model, and photographic evidence of property damage.
Should I Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company?
You are not required to speak with the other driver’s insurance company. If you have the potential to file a personal injury claim, speaking with the other company can give them the information they need to evade liability, resulting in you losing your case or receiving less compensation than you deserve. Your insurance company will communicate with their insurance company and speak on your behalf.
What Do I Do If the Other Insurance Company Calls Me?
After an accident, it’s common for the other driver’s insurance company to call to get a statement – this is often a trick to persuade you to admit fault or say something that can damage your personal injury claim. Insurance companies never want to pay more than they have to, which is why they try to avoid being held responsible. It’s recommended that you don’t give any details about your accident, and don’t speak with the insurance company until you hire a lawyer.
Why Contact Zayas Law Firm?
When you’ve been injured and need guidance immediately, you deserve to have a legal team that is always available to answer your calls and questions, and who can make you feel more informed on the legal process. Zayas Law Firm has more than 44 years of experience, and our accomplished car accident attorneys strive to give each client the personalized attention they deserve.
Other benefits of joining our team include:
- 24/7 availability
- Weekend and evening appointments available
- Free consultations
- We speak Spanish
- Contingency fee basis: we don’t win until you do
At our law firm, we care about achieving more than financial compensation – we want to help you achieve peace of mind. As your legal representation, we can be by your side throughout your personal injury claim process.
Call Zayas Law Firm at (860) 278-0820, or contact us online if you’ve been injured in a car accident. Whether your injuries are minor or more serious, it’s important that you seek legal counsel if your accident occurred at the hands of a negligent party. You’re entitled to receive compensation, and we can fight for the amount that can help you heal efficiently.