5 Things Never To Say After A New Haven Auto Accident

March 6, 2020
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As New Haven auto accident attorneys, we have seen crashes of all sorts. But there is one thing that all crashes have in common, and that is that they are a traumatic experience for those involved in them.  You may still be in the hospital recovering from your injuries when you get a call from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. The adjuster may seem friendly, but they work for the insurance company of the person who hit you. They are not looking out for your best interests, like your New Haven auto accident attorney at The LoRicco Law Firm.

When you are contacted by the other driver’s insurance adjuster, here are 5 things you should never say to them:

  1. Say nothing immediately after the accident. Once you have been treated, have gone home, and feel comfortable and confident, then you should talk to them.
  2. Do not apologize, give details of your injuries, or admit fault. While you may have a clear picture of the crash, please keep in mind that injuries can take time to develop. Your future medical costs should not be determined within hours of the crash.
  3. Do not give the at fault driver’s insurance company any personal contact information.
  4. Write down everything. It is a good idea to write down what happened in accident while it is still fresh in your mind. Do this even before talking to your insurance company and lawyer. Consistency is key.
  5. Do not sign anything. You may be pressured to sign something. Signing a release for medical records you may think is innocent so your current injuries are being reviewed, but they other side may be trying to link old injuries as pre-existing.

If you or your loved one was injured in a crash, the New Haven auto accident attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm can help protect your interests. Contact our firm for your free consultation. We will come to your home or hospital bedside.