After the initial shock of a car accident, a victim is left with a number of thoughts running through their head. “Am I Hurt?” “How am I going to pay for this?” “What do I do now?” Things can understandably become chaotic and you might not be thinking clearly. Because of this, many people unwittingly make mistakes that could end up harming their ability to recover compensation. Even something as small as saying “I’m sorry” after an accident could be construed as an admission of guilt and seriously hurt your claim. Another common mistake is signing a statement or giving a recorded statement to the insurance company in an attempt to quickly get the matter “over with.”
If you have been injured in a car accident, it is very important that you avoid speaking with the at-fault driver’s insurance company or signing anything until you have consulted with a lawyer. Here’s why: Insurance adjusters are specially trained to look for ways to minimize claims so that they don’t have to pay as much to injured people. Never trust that they have your best interests in mind, even if they seem friendly and caring. An attorney knows how to maximize your claim so that you get the most money possible to cover your damages, including your medical bills, any rehabilitation costs, vehicle repair costs, pain and suffering, lost income from time spent away from work, and more.
At Klein Frank, P.C., our Boulder car accident lawyers are committed to fighting for justice for the injured. We believe that you shouldn’t have to suffer the financial consequences of an accident you didn’t cause and are prepared to go up against powerful insurance companies to protect your rights. We’re willing to fight as long as it takes to bring you the best settlement or verdict possible.
To learn more about what our experienced team can do for you, please call (303) 622-3876.