Level the playing field with an attorney on your side
Whether you’re dealing with the other driver’s insurance company or your own, getting full compensation for a car accident in Massachusetts is always an uphill battle. The insurance company has a financial interest in paying you as little as possible, and their representatives will protect their interests.
You need a Massachusetts car accident lawyer on your side to protect yours. When you’re up against an insurance company, every step is vital. Here’s what you need to do and how an attorney can help.
Notify your insurance company, but exercise caution.
Most insurance contracts require that you notify your insurance company promptly after an accident. In general, you want to make this notification as soon as possible after you’ve dealt with the immediate implications of the accident (calling the police, getting medical attention, etc.) to prevent your claim from being denied.
However, you don’t have to volunteer any information, and it’s in your interest to answer their questions as briefly as possible. Stick to the facts of what happened and don’t talk about fault. There’s no need to describe your injuries in detail, either. Tell the insurance company you’re getting medical care and leave it at that.
In a no-fault state, you’re generally dealing with your own insurance company, but the other driver’s insurance company may try to contact you as well. Remember, you’re not required to talk to the other driver’s insurance company at all. Their goal is to protect their client and ultimately their bottom line. You’re best off having an attorney deal with them on your behalf.