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Should I Talk to an Insurance Adjuster or Sign Forms?

We don’t recommend that you speak to an insurance company following an accident or that you sign any forms. The insurance company does not have your best interest at heart. They are concerned about their own financial interest. Their employees are trained to look out for the insurance company, not for you. If they want to take a statement over the phone or in person there is no requirement that you speak to them right away. You absolutely should consult with an attorney before you speak to an insurance company representative. And, you are under no obligation to sign any forms on behalf of an insurance company following an accident, and typically the forms that they want you to sign will be a release for medical information or a release for the entire case, neither of which you want to have the insurance company possess without your having consulted with an attorney. We have seen more than one horror story where clients have come to us after they signed forms for an insurance adjuster without consulting with an attorney first.

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