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Beware of Dealing with Insurance Companies After a Car Accident

Posted on June 9, 2015

On behalf of Charles Bryan Alred, PC posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

Like any other Oklahoma business, insurance companies strive to be profitable. If you are involved in a car accident that is due to the negligence of another, that person’s insurance company may appear to be helpful, but you must be wary of dealing with adjusters, since their goal is to save their employers as much money as possible. Below are some things to be aware of in the aftermath of an accident that was not your fault.

If they are able, one of the first things that most drivers will do after wrecks is contact their insurance carriers. In many cases, an adjuster will arrive at the scene as soon as possible in order to talk to witnesses, if there are any, and survey the evidence. You may be tempted to talk to the adjuster, but your interests are better served by reserving comment until you can discuss the matter with an attorney who will help protect your rights.

Even if you believe that you do not need to go to see a doctor right after the accident, shock and adrenalin can mask the severity of your injuries. As soon as possible after the accident, a doctor should examine you. This step is important because not only your health depends on it but also it creates a record of your injuries, which could become worse over time.

You do not have to agree to a quick settlement from the negligent party’s insurance company. In fact, it is best if you refuse to sign anything until after you have spoken with an attorney. Being involved in a car accident can be frightening, expensive and life-changing. You deserve the chance to receive all of the compensation to which you are entitled in accordance with Oklahoma laws.

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