After being involved in an auto accident on the Kansas Turnpike, citizens of Wichita, Andover, Goddard or Derby can become easily confused in the process of filing a claim. Insurance adjusters quickly fill your voicemail with messages, flood your mailbox or even show up at your doorstep. You might feel like you’re at their mercy, but stay calm. We want to share the truth so that you aren’t confused after a wreck.
The insurance company will use every sneaky tactic in the book to lead you to do what they want so they don’t have to pay you or so that you settle for a low amount. They want you to sign a release to end the case. Two methods they use to do this can sabotage your personal injury claim.
They will delay your payment – Medical bills are stacking up; you’ve been off work for a month and have lost wages, but you still haven’t seen one dime from the insurance company. They know that they can pay you if they have to, but they’re hoping the collection notices from doctors and potential suits will make you settle quicker and for less money than you deserve.
They will ask for unnecessary information – They may begin asking you information that seems “odd” or information that doesn’t seem to relate to your wreck or injuries. It’s not an accident – they’re doing it on purpose. Insurance adjusters will do anything to get you to put your foot in your mouth and ruin your credibility. They are also wasting time and delaying your claim by making you believe you have to track down every piece of information they ask you. Why do they want to delay your claim you might ask? It all comes back to money – and the fact that they are accumulating interest on the money they are holding on to.
Be careful with what you say to an adjuster and know what information you really should give them. Speaking with a personal injury attorney will shed light on more tactics the adjuster might use and also inform you of what information you should or shouldn’t give to the insurance company.
If you have had a Kansas car wreck injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.
If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.
Ray Hodge & Associates proudly represents victims and their families across the state of Kansas, including Wichita, Andover, Derby, Goddard, Haysville, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Newton, El Dorado and Hutchinson. Call today for a free consultation all over the state of Kansas. We have proudly served clients in Sedgwick, Butler, Sumner, Harvey, Kingman and Reno Counties.