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After an Accident: What the Insurance Company Won't Tell You

When it comes to car accidents, insurance providers generally won’t tell you much about the claims process. Fortunately, our car accident attorneys at Bernstein & Poisson understand how insurance companies attempt to settle their claims.

The following are several things a car insurance companies won’t tell you:

  • We are committed to paying you as little as possible – Although you pay insurance premiums and expect your insurer to fulfill their end of the bargain when you file a car accident claim, insurance companies are often more concerned with protecting their own best interests and bottom lines than paying you the money you deserve. Insurance adjusters are dedicated to saving as much money as they can for their company.
  • Document your own case – A successful insurance claim hinges upon strong evidence. Having photos of the damage done to both vehicles, the surrounding areas, and your injuries will support your claim of damages and demonstrate proof to substantiate your claim. Without proper evidence, insurance companies deny your claim or reduce your compensation.
  • Statements can harm your case – If the opposing insurance company contacts you for a statement, remember you are not obligated to provide one without your attorney or a representative from your insurance company.
  • Don’t accept the initial payment – The first settlement an insurance company offers is typically the lowest one. So if you have suffered extensive damage and/or severe injury, do not settle until you obtain the most reasonable settlement to cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and even future costs.

If you have been injured in a car accident in Nevada, contact our Las Vegas personal injury attorney at Bernstein & Poisson for a free consultation today.