Our office received a call from a former client recently who was a passenger in a car that was involved in an accident and he did not know what to do next.  It seems that neither insurance company (the drivers or the other drivers) wanted to talk with him about his injuries and yet both wanted a statement from him.  He called us and here is what we told him.

            The first thing we advised him is that it is not in his best interest to give a recorded statement to either insurance company.  He could potentially give up some of his rights by giving such a statement and when an adjustor is obtaining a statement they are frequently on a fishing expedition and may ask the questions in such a manner to taint the answer in advance.

            The next thing that should happen is for him to order his own copy of the police report and check it for accuracy.  We recently had a case where we needed to prove someone was in a car at the time of the accident because their information was not included in the report.  With this information omitted it makes it almost impossible to prove damages later.  Never rely on either insurance company to do this for you!

            Our former client ended up retaining our firm again to represent his interests.  He was injured and neither party was willing to step up and claim responsibility.  His injuries had to be dealt with.  We were able to refer him out for a medical evaluation and helped him get the care he needed to get better after his injuries.  Since there were 3 insurance companies in this process (the drivers insurance company, the other drivers insurance company and his own insurance company) the process was more complex and easier at the same time.

            Since we are highly experienced Personal Injury Attorneys we know how the insurance laws work for you and against him.  Having 3 companies actually made getting care easier for him.  What about you?  What would you do if you were the passenger in an accident?

            A great first step would be calling the Law Office of Guenard & Bozarth.  Putting our experience to work for you takes the pressure off of you and allows you time to deal with your injuries and any potential wage loss you may have while we work with the insurance companies on your behalf.  We can be reached 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or by visiting our website at www.gblegal.com.  We Can Help!

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