3 Things the Insurance Does to Limit Their Liability
After a car accident, you have to file a claim. When the accident is caused by someone else’s negligent actions, you are going to be dealing with that person’s insurance company. Unfortunately, they are not always willing to help you with a payment for your claim.
Far too often, insurance companies take steps that they expect can help limit their own liability for the situation. For you, the injured individual, it’s important to understand some of the things insurance companies may do to limit their own liability.
1. Requesting Recorded Statement
The insurance company may request to have a conversation with you over the phone, so you can provide a recorded statement. This recorded statement is not necessary without having your lawyer with you to protect you. The insurance company is looking for any discrepancies in your statements to see if they can pay out less than what you deserve.
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2. Attempting to Put You At Fault
Unfortunately, not everyone knows the things they shouldn’t do after a car accident and there are certain statements the insurance company looks for to turn the case against you. If you’ve said “sorry” or any other statements that can be seen as guilt, the insurance company may try to put the fault for the accident on you to avoid paying out compensation.
3. Offering an Unfair Settlement
Because the insurance company knows that those who sustain serious injury need financial support, they often offer a settlement to help make the case go away. Often times, this settlement is less than adequate because the insurance company wants to avoid paying out the full amount.
At Anastopoulo Law Firm, we have a focus on helping injured individuals seek the full amount they deserve. You can trust our team to take the steps necessary to build your case and hold the negligent party accountable for their actions.
When you need our South Carolina car accident attorneys, we’ll be there for you every step of the way.