If I have a lawyer, should I still talk to the insurance company?

It’s important to remember that the insurance company only has their interests in mind. They are focused on settling your claim quickly and for the least amount of money possible. This can mean that dealing with the insurance company yourself can actually hurt your case in the long run.

Insurance companies often use manipulation and under-the table methods for invalidating your claim. After you have made an initial report of the accident to your insurance company and the other driver’s company, it’s best not to discuss anything else with parties directly involved. Since most victims have little to no experience in dealing with the complex world of insurance claims and personal injury law, they often get themselves into more trouble than not.

So if you have a lawyer, you should definitely never talk to the insurance company yourself. Anything that you say to the adjusters can be used against you during the handling of your case. Your lawyer is the only one who should speak with the insurance company, because they have your best interests at heart. Plus, they are very experienced in knowing how to handle insurance companies and navigate their tactics. With a good lawyer, you shouldn’t have to be involved in that process at all.

At Berger and Green, we have been helping accident victims deal with insurance companies for 40 years. If you’ve been seriously injured and need help with your claim, give us a call at 1-800-999-2626. We’ll talk to you for free. We’re here to help.