Insurance Adjuster Dos and Don’ts
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, you’re likely getting non-stop phone calls from the insurance company asking for a recorded statement or trying to make you an offer. Remember, the insurance company is out to make money, so be mindful of how you handle these calls.
The North Carolina motorcycle accident attorneys at Henson Fuerst tell all of our clients to follow these tips:
- Do talk to an attorney.
Our North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help. Call us 24/7 at (919) 781-1107 or complete a free initial consultation form.
- Do have your attorney review your paperwork.
Always have your lawyer review paperwork from the insurance company before you sign anything. Sometimes, the fine print can mean you’re signing away your rights.
- Do be careful what you say.
Insurance companies record their phone calls, so be aware that anything and everything you say may be recorded and can be used against you. Avoid small talk—just focus on the issues you need to address with your adjuster.
- Don’t give a recorded statement.
Your recorded statements can and will be used against you. Our North Carolina motorcycle accident attorneys only condone giving recorded statements under certain circumstances and only when a lawyer is present.
- Don’t sign a medical release.
If you sign a medical release, the insurance adjuster will have full access to your medical records and you will lose all rights to privacy. You also should avoid sharing the names of your doctors or other medical providers.
- Don’t give an adjuster the names of friends, family, or co-workers.
Even if you have nothing to hide, insurance adjusters may call your friends, family, and co-workers and try to get information on you, which could hurt your case.
Our legal team will take your case seriously. Don’t face the insurance company alone. You need Henson Fuerst. Call today at (919) 781-1107 or fill out a free initial consultation form.