Written by our personal injury lawyers in Manassas
Car accidents harm families and lifestyles. But not handling them correctly can cause even more damage. Since 1987 the personal injury lawyers at Carluzzo Rochkind & Smith have been helping car accident victims in Manassas, Prince William, Manassas Park, Gainesville, Haymarket, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Bristow, Warrenton, Centreville, Fairfax, Stafford, Chantilly, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Alexandria, Annandale, and Arlington. We have gained a reputation for success based on our core values of professional excellence, personal integrity and outstanding service to our clients and the community.
Your probably already know that the odds are stacked against you when the other side’s lawyers start coming after you. With our law firm on your side, the odds turn in your favor!
If you are in a car accident, there are certain things you should avoid at the accident scene and in the days following.
What NOT to do after a car accident
- Never apologize when you’re at the scene. It’s fine to check and see if everyone is okay, but never utter anything that sounds like an apology, say our personal injury lawyers in Manassas. If you do, it may not be insurmountable, but it can be used against you, to aid the claim that you share blame for the accident.
- Do not say anything or sign anything with the insurance company before you have spoken with your lawyer. Insurance adjusters will try anything to manipulate a low settlement, including trying to take a statement from you at the accident site while you may still be in shock, or calling you at home shortly after the accident.
What to expect from the insurance companies
Your insurance adjuster will start off by pretending to be genuinely compassionate about your injury, but then they’ll shock you with an offer that might be insultingly low for what you’ve already spent on your recovery, and what you’re likely to spend in the future. They will do everything they can to convince you into signing away your rights to future compensation.
When you refuse this offer, some insurance adjusters in Manassas, Prince William, Manassas Park, Gainesville, Haymarket, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Dumfries, Bristow, Warrenton, Centreville, Fairfax, Stafford, Chantilly, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Alexandria, Annandale, and Arlington will warn you that if you pursue your claim, you might not get anything. They’ll issued veiled (and sometimes overt) threats. They might accuse you of not being hurt as badly as you claim, or even of not being hurt at all. They may turn to strong-arm and bullying tactics to get out of paying your claim. They might even start making you doubt yourself.
Never doubt yourself! You can fight back against these insurance adjusters through one of our personal injury lawyers in Manassas, who has the experience and knowledge of the law to stand up for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
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