Protecting Your Right to Recovery After a Car Accident

In the days that follow after a car accident, you may be contacted by the other driver’s insurance adjuster, or you may file a claim with your own insurance company. The adjuster may ask you to make a statement. It is important to remember that what you say can be used against you. It is strongly recommended that you consult with an attorney before speaking with an insurance representative and before making any written or recorded statements.

At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, we have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of injured parties in Texas. We fight tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the maximum compensation available based on the circumstances of their case. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, contact our office at (713) 751-0025 to book a free consultation. 

Things You Should Not Say When Talking to an Insurance Adjuster

When speaking to an insurance adjuster, you need to be careful not to admit fault. It is not your job to determine liability, and you should not take the blame for an accident until you know what caused it. The things you say to an insurance agent will likely be recorded and can be used against you. The adjuster may try to put you at fault for the accident and deny your claim.

Things you should not say to an insurance agent:

  • Statements about liability such as “I’m sorry” or “It was my fault.”
  • Opinions about what caused the accident. 
  • Information about injuries. You should never say you were not injured or your injuries were not serious without seeking medical attention.
  • You don’t need an attorney. Unrepresented injury victims often end up settling for significantly less than individuals who have retained legal counsel.
  • Anything other than necessary facts. Skip the long, drawn-out story with lots of details and stick to exactly what happened.

The bottom line is that you should not make any statements or sign anything without first speaking to a Houston car accident attorney. A lawyer can help ensure you receive a fair and full settlement for your injuries. 

Hiring an Attorney After an Auto Accident

There are two critical things you need to do if you have been injured in a car accident to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. First, you need to seek medical treatment. Many people assume they are not seriously injured, only to wake up days or weeks later with debilitating aches and pain. Failing to seek treatment immediately may delay a diagnosis and impact your case.

Second, you need to retain an experienced attorney. Without the help of an attorney, you will likely end up settling your case for less than it is worth. At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, we have over 100 years of collective experience. We have secured billions in settlements and verdicts for our clients and will work hard to get you the largest possible recovery.

Book a Free Case Evaluation Today

Call our office at (713) 751-0025 to schedule a free consultation. All case evaluations are free and without obligation to retain our services. Do not wait until it is too late. You only have a limited amount of time to file a claim for damages. Contact our firm today to get started.

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