Disputes with the At-Fault Drivers’ Adjuster
If you have been injured in an accident, you will most likely be contacted and questioned by an adjuster representing the at-fault party’s insurance company. It is very unwise to discuss your injuries, how the accident happened, work status or other losses with this person before consulting an accident injury lawyer. Remember, the job of the professional insurance adjuster/lawyer representing the at-fault party is to get you to sign off your rights for the least amount of money possible.
Never sign a final release until after a physician has confirmed, in writing, the nature and consequences of your injuries and your legal counsel recommends the settlement. If you settle too early, you will rarely receive all the compensation you are legally entitled to, and you will often suffer physical problems from the accident later in life.
Remember that you must sue the at-fault party within a specified time, called a limitation period. Failure to do so will effectively bar your accident injury claim from proceeding. Schedule a consultation with a Braithwaite Boyle accident injury lawyer to help you determine the correct limitation period and the true value of your claim.