When you’re looking to file an Alaska personal injury claim for a car accident or some other type of personal injury claim (such as wrongful death), you should recognize this is a serious matter and make sure you treat it that way. While there are a some things you can do to improve your chances of winning your Alaska personal injury claim, there are a number of things you can do to damage your chances at a fair settlement. An Anchorage personal injury attorney can help you avoid many of these danger zones and get a fair settlement.
When you talk to your insurance company to file an Alaska personal injury claim, you should know that the insurance claims adjuster assigned to your case will appear friendly at first but in reality is working to minimize your claim as much as possible. It’s a myth that insurance companies are in the business to provide coverage for their clients in the event of an accident. Insurance companies are in the business to make money, not give it away. It’s important to understand how insurance companies make money. The more claims they deny or reduce, the more of your monthly insurance payments they can keep in the bank and gain interest on or invest.
When you contact the insurance company to begin your Alaska personal injury claim, you should first speak with an Anchorage personal injury attorney. Your attorney will provide you with advice on what not to say to the insurance adjuster. The insurance adjuster will try to get you to undermine your claim by minimizing your injuries or admitting to some fault for causing the auto accident. The more the adjuster can get you to admit that you weren’t hurt as badly as you say you are or that you were partly at fault for causing the car accident, the lower settlement they can offer. It’s a good idea to contact an Alaska personal injury attorney before speaking with an insurance claims adjuster about your personal injury claim.