Car Accident Claims: Avoid Recorded Statements

If you have been in a car accident recently, most likely this is a very difficult time. While your priority should be staying at home and healing (unless you are residing in a rehab facility or facing an extended hospital stay), you may find yourself unreasonably stressed out with finances and insurance details.

Being involved in a car accident and experiencing physical harm can be extremely traumatic, but the after-effects can be worse in some cases, and long-lasting, leading to severe emotional and mental stress. And if that is not overwhelming enough, you may also be worried about dealing with finances, repairs, and phone calls from the other party’s insurance company. You may be stressed to the point of sleeplessness, depression, and frustration and anger over having to endure something so difficult—and downright frightening—when you were just minding your own business and following traffic rules.

If you have not consulted with a Georgia car accident attorney yet, call the offices of H. Lehman Franklin, P.C. as soon as possible for a consultation regarding your options. It is critical that you have expert legal assistance to receive fair compensation for the pain and suffering you have, and may continue to, endure. In the best-case scenario, your attorney will be working with the insurance companies from the outset. While you may think that you can handle the case yourself, be assured that insurance adjusters have one goal in mind: to work in the best interest—and bottom line—of the corporation they work for.

Many insurance company representatives and adjusters are bolstered by commissions and bonuses, they are well-trained, and they are experienced at manipulating innocent people who may be suffering terrible injuries due to no fault of their own. This is one of the reasons adjusters are much happier to speak with you rather than an attorney, as their goal is to open and close the case as quickly as possible—with as little time, effort, and expense.

If the adjuster is able to speak with you directly, expect requests for medical records, a detailed account of what happened—and usually they will push as far as possible, including asking you for recorded statements. At this point, you should decline, and refer the adjuster to your attorney, politely declining any further contact. These cases usually require expert legal assistance to see that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

If you or a loved one have been in a car accident due to the negligence of others, you may be quickly burdened with medical expenses, emotional trauma, serious pain due to injury, and more. With over 30 years of experience in accidental and personal injury practice, we will help you get the compensation you deserve. Speak with a skilled car accident attorney from the offices of H. Lehman Franklin, P.C. Call now to learn more at 912-764-9616, or contact us online.