FAQ: Should I Talk to the Other Insurance Company About My Overland Park Vehicle Accident?

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As the second most populous city in Kansas, there are thousands of vehicle accidents in and around the Overland Park area each year. Unfortunately, some of those accidents result in serious harm to the persons involved. If you have been injured in an auto accident, you will likely be hearing from the other driver’s insurance company soon.

There are many reasons it would be best to speak with an attorney before speaking with the other party’s insurance company. “We typically advise you not to talk to the other party’s insurance company until you talk to an attorney first,” said personal injury attorney Mike Wyatt of the Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Personal Injury Firm in Overland Park.

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. According to Wyatt, “The insurance adjustors often ask very nicely if they can take a statement. 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.”

Our Personal Injury Attorneys in Overland Park Can Help

There are time limits for filing a personal injury claim, so if you have suffered a personal injury, we encourage you to contact the Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Personal Injury Firm in Overland Park as soon as possible.

Our team 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. Our Overland Park personal injury attorneys work on contingency, so there are no costs until a settlement or verdict is reached, which means you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Request a free consultation with our team of Overland Park personal injury attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!