How soon should you get an attorney for your accident claim?
I’ll go ahead and say it: Some people prefer the wait and see approach. That is stupid.
The very minute your accident occurs, you are in an adversarial confrontation. The other driver’s insurance company doesn’t want to pay you anything, and if they have to pay you something, they want to pay you as little as possible. So you better believe that from that very moment of the accident forces will be working against you and your claim. How much damage can be done before you hire an attorney? You’d be surprised.
Insurance adjusters are trained to ask you questions in such a way as to elicit answers that will help them, not you. In North Carolina, we still have an ancient law called Contributory Negligence. If the adjuster can make you accept even 1% of responsibility for the accident occurring, they have a great reason to deny your claim – by your own admission?
And that’s just one of the ways they’ll look to trip you up.
If you want to protect yourself and your rights after an accident call a lawyer ASAP. Call me. 919-929-2992.
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