When people reach out as they do for legal advice it is testament to our whole firm’s dedication to helping people. It is humbling indeed and a real affirmation to our approach to personal service and representation.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 08, 2013
Jeff Rasansky a Dallas Super Lawyer with over twenty years of experience with car wreck compensation claims explains common mistakes made by consumers which can have a detrimental effect on a fair settlement after an auto accident. Jeff explains critical “do’s and don’ts” to remember throughout the insurance claims process.
“I am honored that our community reaches out to our law firm for answers," says Jeff Rasansky. “When people reach out as they do for legal advice it is testament to our whole firm’s dedication to helping people. It is humbling indeed and a real affirmation to our approach to personal service and representation.”
It is imperative to avoid certain mistakes after an accident which may seriously damage potential compensation people deserve and need. With the number of distracted driving accidents on the rise it is important for consumers to understand tactics employed by insurance companies which will minimize their payout for settlements.
In order to get compensation claimants deserve after an auto accident, it is important to maintain appropriate communication with the insurance company. Filing an auto insurance claim after an auto accident can be cumbersome especially when there are personal injuries and damage to vehicles involved. Insurance companies count on the common person’s ignorance of policies and coverage. To avoid these mistakes after an auto accident these few tips will help consumers level the field and understand more about a claim. In cases where there is personal injury or significant damages a car accident lawyer may be highly advisable.
Recorded or Written Statements
Do not give any recorded or written statements to the insurer or the other party, until it is clear coverage is fully understood. Remember claimants are not required to give the insurance company a recorded statement.
Except a Low Offer
Do not automatically accept the estimate or appraisal of your losses given by the insurer. Insurance companies will often try to get claimants to accept their estimator’s or contractor’s repair or replacement estimates, which might be low.
Releases and Waivers
Do not sign any releases or waivers of any kind until legal advice is obtained. Be sure to read the fine print on any payment from the insurance company and do not accept any check that says “final payment” unless ready to do so.
Do not ignore the time limits set by the policy. Most policies require a signed proof of loss within a certain time limit. Be sure to comply with this requirement unless a written waiver is obtained from the insurance company. A failure to do so could result in the loss of the right to sue.
Evidence from online profiles will be used by insurance companies to characterize the claimant as an undesirable plaintiff and witness. Through the course of the case, the other side will look for damaging information to hurt the case such as photos, videos, blog posts, and comments from friends, Twitter posts, or anything with the claimants name, personality and actions clearly documented on the internet that is publicly available. During a case, it’s best not to post anything through social media at all.
About Rasansky Law Firm
Rasansky Law Firm is based in Dallas and has built a national reputation of excellence by providing quality representation and the highest level of personal service with an award winning team of personal injury attorneys. Jeff Rasansky is managing partner of the firm with an outstanding record of settlements as a Dallas car accident lawyer. The law firm is also part of the exclusive 1-800ATTORNEY network. Visit the Rasansky Law Firm website for more information at: http://www.jrlawfirm.com