FAQ: Should I Talk to the Other Party's Insurance Company After an Accident?

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There are thousands of vehicle accidents that happen each year in and around the Kansas City area. Unfortunately, some of these accidents result in serious harm to the persons involved, and sadly, the insurance companies are not always looking out for the best interests of the injured.

“We typically advise you not to talk to the other party’s insurance company until you talk to an attorney first,” said auto accident attorney Mike Wyatt of the Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys in Kansas City.

There are many reasons it would be best to speak with an attorney before speaking with the other party’s insurance company. Ultimately, the other insurance company is trying to obtain information to help their case rather than yours, and they are trained to ask questions that might imply fault on your part.

“The insurance adjusters often ask very nicely if they can take a statement,” said Wyatt. “They will try to develop a good rapport early on, but this is what they’re trained to do. They’re trying to obtain information that will hurt your case.”

Contact Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys Auto Accident Attorneys in Kansas City

If you have been seriously injured in a traffic accident in the Kansas City area, we recommend that you contact the Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys. Our firm works on contingency, so there are absolutely no fees until a settlement or verdict is reached. We’ve collected millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, which means you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

There are time limits for filing a personal injury claim, so if you have suffered an injury, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. We can help you investigate your traffic accident to compile evidence, negotiate on your behalf with the other driver’s insurance company and, if needed, file/ pursue a lawsuit on your behalf. Protect your legal rights before it’s too late!

Request a free consultation with our team of Kansas City auto accident attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!