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Common Pitfalls That Negatively Impact a Car Accident Claim

After a crash, insurance companies often look for ways they can avoid paying out maximum compensation to claimants. They have several tactics that they use against claimants, and unfortunately, claimants often make mistakes by believing in insurance adjusters.

Knowing what common pitfalls exist can help claimants understand what to expect moving forward. Here are some of the things you should avoid:

Providing a Recorded Statement

A recorded statement is hardly ever what you expect it to be. Insurance adjusters will often ask questions to which they already know the answer just to see what you have to say. If you make any statements that contradict your initial reports, they may try to use it against you.

You can inform insurance adjusters to speak with your attorney about your case.

Saying You Weren’t Injured

Unfortunately, after a crash, latency issues can make it so that you don’t feel your injuries immediately. Your adrenaline is pumping, and you don’t feel the impact of your injuries. If you tell insurance adjusters that you didn’t suffer an injury in the crash, they may try to use this against you to minimize or deny your claim.

Speaking with Insurance Adjusters Alone

Some people feel as though they can navigate their claim alone, and in some cases, this might be true. However, when your claim threatens insurance companies and their profits, they often try to find any way to minimize how much they pay you. Avoid speaking with insurance adjusters alone if you can, and have a lawyer go through the process on your behalf.

Our Los Angeles car accident lawyers at BD&J, PC work to help you understand your rights and options. Our goal is to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. We go above and beyond to protect your rights and give you a voice against negligence.

Call our firm today and speak with someone from our team about your options: (855) 906-3699.

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