When you play a video game for the first time, you don’t expect a high score. Likewise, when you’re hurt in an accident and you try to handle your own injury claim, you should not expect the high score. When you try to handle your own injury claim, it’s basically like playing a video game likely for the first time, but you’re in a tournament against pro gamers. If you’ll bear with this analogy, I think you’ll find some common mistakes that many people make when they try to play the game themselves.
There is No Reset Button
Did you fall into that pitfall of giving a recorded statement to the insurance company?
Bottom line is: there’s no reason to give a recorded statement.
If you are rear-ended or there’s a police report that clearly states the other driver’s at fault, you shouldn’t give a statement. The insurance company just wants to get you on record stating anything they can get you to state to use against you in your claim later.
Do you also wish you could press the reset button when, after only an hour or two and after the accident, you told the insurance company that you weren’t hurt, or you’re just a little sore, but now that your adrenaline has quit pumping, you realize just how hurt you are? What else did you tell the insurance company on record that they’re going to try to use against your claim later?
Better yet, why are you trying to defeat the designer of the game?
Did you already tell the insurance company about preexisting injuries or other accidents you’ve had in the past? This information has nothing to do with whether or not the other driver caused this accident and these injuries that you have today. The object of the game is to destroy you, so the insurance company is not going to take the time to explain the rules to you.
You can’t just hit the menu options to find out what other weapons are available to you. The insurance company is NOT going to tell you about other claims that you can make that you haven’t already made, but we will. The object of the game is to conquer you, not tell you how you can get extra bullets.
Once you sign anything, it’s game over. Why not take advantage of the attorney forcefield before you do that? At Carrollton Injury Law, we’ve been playing this game for more than two decades, and we never want the insurance company to win.
Carrollton Injury Law Knows the Game
If your injuries are reaching the point of changing your enjoyment of life, affecting your ability to do your job, affecting your ability to spend time with or provide for your family, hit the pause button immediately and call or text Carrollton Injury Law today at 972-360-9898 for a FREE injury claim evaluation. We look forward to showing you how we put Personal back into Personal Injury Law.