Protecting Your Interests When Dealing With Insurance Companies
After you have been injured or involved in a motor vehicle accident, you will often find yourself having to deal with insurance issues.
It’s necessary to contact your own insurance company. But beware of talking with the other driver’s insurance company. Instead, it makes sense to contact an experienced attorney who deals with personal injury cases and car accidents. At Updike, Nicely & Crawford, PLC, we have the skills and experience to protect your interests when dealing with insurance companies.
We Won’t Let Them Undermine Your Case
An experienced personal injury attorney can represent you and deal with insurance companies on your behalf. With your own company, typically you are required to contact them once you have been involved in an accident. But avoid talking with the other driver’s insurance company.
The other driver’s insurance company’s objective is to protect their policyholder and their financial interests, not yours. They want to avoid paying you or provide you with an injury settlement as low as possible. They want you to provide details about the accident, and may even try to record your conversation. The rival insurance agent and company will try to undermine your case — and they may succeed if you talk to them.
What If The Other Driver Wasn’t Insured Or Was Underinsured?
Another possibility is that the other driver wasn’t insured or was underinsured.
Our attorneys can explain what rights you may have under your own policy in such a circumstance. This type of coverage is known as uninsured/underinsured coverage (UM/UIM).