Frequently Asked Questions About Accident Cases
I’ve Been In An Accident. What Do I Do?
Seeking medical attention is your top priority after an accident. If you are hurt, your health and safety are the most important things. Call the police. Try to remain calm. Do not act tough or try to shake it off. Adrenaline following an accident can hide serious injuries. Even a minor pain at the scene of an accident can develop into a major problem in a matter of hours or minutes. You shouldn’t overstate your injuries, but you need to be honest about what hurts. Do not discuss fault with police, bystanders or anyone. You may be wrong about what really caused your accident.
The Insurance Company Wants A Statement. What Should I Say?
Do not agree to a settlement or take any money from any insurance company, yours or the other party’s, until you have contacted our attorneys. Insurance companies are very skilled at getting injury victims to compromise their own rights. They know how to limit their risk, even at the expense of the truth. The more severe the injuries, the more desperate the insurance companies will be to limit what you can recover. Call our experienced lawyers at Costello & Mains, LLC, at 866-944-3371 for a free case review before discussing your accident with an insurance representative.
The Insurance Company Is Offering Me Money. Should I Accept?
The first offer you receive from an insurance company is almost certainly less than you deserve. It doesn’t cost the insurance company anything to see if you will accept a terrible offer. It is a win in its book if you are left without enough money to cover your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses. If you accept any money from the insurance company, you will lose the right to seek more later. You can make a counter-offer, but if you ask for too little, you can still find yourself in big trouble as your expenses grow. If you have not spoken to a lawyer, call one immediately.