Speaking to an Insurance Adjuster After a Pedestrian AccidentSpeaking to an insurance adjuster after a pedestrian accident will have a negative impact on your ability to recover compensation. Learn more in this video. Get Our FREE Pedestrian Accident Guide
Question:Should I speak to an insurance adjuster after a pedestrian accident?
One defining characteristic of pedestrian cases is that the injuries to the pedestrian are normally very serious, or sometimes even fatal. When you have major issues where you need to be able to provide for yourself and your family, perhaps the rest of your life, you don’t want to take any chances by giving a recorded statement. Fault is often under dispute in pedestrian cases. If there are issues as to whether you, as the pedestrian, may have been at fault, you may implicate yourself unintentionally in a recorded statement. It’s very easy to make a statement which may minimize your injuries, when the reality is that you may have very serious long-term impairment. You don’t know it yet if you’re giving that recorded statement early in the case. When you give that statement, you’re making an admission to the insurance carrier, which they can then use later against you to try to attack your credibility with respect to fault or injuries.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured by a vehicle while walking in Georgia and have questions about speaking to an insurance adjuster after a pedestrian accident? Contact the experienced Georgia pedestrian accident attorneys at Princenthal, May & Wilson, LLC, today for a free consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience and dedication work for you. Like Us on Facebook