Truck accidents happen unexpectedly and dealing with the aftermath can add a lot of stress to an already difficult situation. If you've been injured in a truck accident in Georgia, one of the steps you'll take after the accident is to contact your auto insurance company.
When dealing with insurance adjusters after a Georgia truck accident, you'll want to:
- say as little as possible, just be direct and brief about the accident;
- do not allow the insurance company to record your conversation;
- be knowledgeable about your insurance coverage;
- take notes on each conversation with the insurance company including who you spoke to; and
- keep copies of all correspondence between you and the insurance company.
Dealing with insurance companies can be daunting, but working with an attorney can help ensure that your rights are not being exploited during the claims process. An attorney who is experienced with Georgia truck accident claims can also help by speaking to the insurance companies on your behalf, which can drastically reduce the chances of an insurance adjuster getting you to say something that can hurt your claim.
Additionally, the insurance company may offer you a settlement or ask you to sign medical release waivers. Never sign anything from an insurance company without having it looked over by your attorney. You could be signing away your rights to fair compensation or allowing the insurance company to get access to your medical records dealing with issues unrelated to your truck accident injuries.
When you've been in a truck accident in Georgia, you may try to rush through the personal injury claims process and end up without the compensation you deserve. You can avoid making costly mistakes by consulting with an experienced Atlanta truck accident lawyer who can explain your rights and help defend your claim.
You can learn more about what steps to take after you've been in a truck accident in Georgia by visiting our article library.
Contacting a Georgia Truck Accident Lawyer
When you're working with insurance companies concerning your Georgia truck accident claim, you have rights that they cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn't you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? Before accepting any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a FREE consultation on your case - 404-474-0804.