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If you’ve been injured in an accident or due to another person’s negligence and the responsible party’s insurance contacts you for details about the incident, your first thought may be that the insurance company is trying to be helpful. The duty of a claims adjuster is to limit the amount of money for which the insurance company is liable— not to offer you a fair settlement.

Many claims adjusters will ask that these phone interviews be recorded for quality control, but they are really making an attempt to gather evidence that can be used to excuse their company from liability. Always speak to a reputable injury attorney before communicating with any insurance company about your injury case in order to protect yourself from being caught in this trap.

Refuse to Give a Recorded Statement

There are a lot of things that you need to do in order to help prepare your personal injury case as well as things that you should avoid at all costs. If you review your case with an injury lawyer, he or she will probably ask you to provide specific information and avoid issuing any statements to anyone without preparation. Everything that you do and say following your accident can be used to build your case or to tear it down. Before you proceed with your case, be sure to collect the following information and avoid the common pitfalls that harm many peoples’ injury cases.

What to Do in Order to Support your Case

Make sure that you get pictures of the scene of the accident, your injuries and any damage done to your property, as in an automobile accident. These pictures will not only be useful in proving fault, but in establishing the severity your injuries and the amount of damage done to your property so that an accurate claim can be calculated. Make sure that you get the medical treatment that you need and no more so that you do not risk needing to pay additional costs that are not substantiated in your claim.