FAQ: Should I Talk to the Other Insurance Company About My Springfield Car Accident?

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The third largest city in Missouri, there are thousands of vehicle accidents in and around the Springfield area each year. Sadly, some of these accidents result in serious harm to the persons involved. If you have been seriously 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 consult 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 Springfield.

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 Springfield 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 Springfield as soon as possible.

Our Springfield 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 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 Springfield personal injury attorneys or contact us directly at (877) 768-2400. We look forward to speaking with you!