- April 21, 2011
- In personal Injury
After being injured in an Orange County auto accident, you might be wondering whether you should contact the insurance company of the person who injured you in the accident. The answer is “no.” An Orange County auto accident attorney has experience dealing with insurance companies and will know what to say to them about your case that will increase your chances of a favorable settlement.
It’s best to defer to your Orange County auto accident attorney‘s judgment because if you sidestep your attorney and contact the other person’s insurance company for any reason, you might accidentally ruin your case with one misplaced question or comment. As a matter of fact, in order to protect you from this happening, most states have laws that prohibit the insurance company from communicating with you for any reason after you are represented by a personal injury attorney.
A similar question that is asked is whether you should contact your own insurance company following an Orange County auto accident. This is appropriate in some cases-for example, if you have health insurance or uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. In any case, though, you should contact your Orange County auto accident attorney first to ask whether such contact is appropriate.
If you have been injured in an Orange County auto accident and have not yet retained an Orange County auto accident attorney, it is important to contact one before talking with the other party’s insurance company. For a free consultation in your case, please call (888) 848-5084.