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Do not speak with an insurance company in the aftermath of an accident. What you say to an insurance company after an accident can be used against you; this is a common legal mistake. You can ruin your case if you file a car accident or personal injury claim before speaking to a personal injury attorney.
Follow these 5 tips of what not to say to an insurance company:
If you choose to decline seeking legal advice from a lawyer, proceed with caution while speaking to your insurance company after a car accident. However, the absence of an attorney will decrease your chances of obtaining the maximum compensation you deserve.
Hello, my name is personal injury attorney Frank Penney, and this is the Legal Minute. What should you say to an insurance company? Don’t say anything. Have your personal injury attorney do the talking for you. If you decide you don’t want a lawyer to represent you, then you need to be careful. What you say will be remembered and be used against you later.
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