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Tips Following a Car Accident

With snowy and icy weather inevitably comes unexpected car accidents.  What you do and say following an accident caused by another can affect your ability to be made whole.  Below are some tips to help you navigate the aftermath of a car accident.

Should you be injured in a car or other auto accident caused by the fault of another, you can anticipate calls from a claims representative for the other driver.  Be cautious when disclosing information to a claims representative.  Always remember that his or her fiduciary duties are to the insurance company.  Meaning, he or she is looking out for the best interests of the employing insurance company and not for you.  His or her job is to help the company to determine the least it can pay to resolve your claim, regardless of whether it is fair to you.  For these reasons, the claims representative is not your advocate.

Thankfully, you always have a right to speak with an attorney prior to resolving your claims.  Even better, most law offices provide free consultations.  Whether its the attorneys at Playter & Playter or another attorney you know and trust, it’s never a bad idea to speak to an attorney following a car or other auto accident.

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