Cheyenne Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury lawyer Cheyenne, WY
A personal injury lawyer Cheyenne, WY clients recommend knows that if you have been injured in an accident caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party or parties, you are likely going to have to deal with that other party’s insurance company. This is what usually happens in car accident claims, premises liability claims, slip and fall accidents, and more. However, no accident victim should ever speak to the other party’s insurance company without consulting with an attorney first. The following are some of the reasons why. For more detailed information about your case, call Davis, Johnson & Kallal | Wyoming Law.
Guard Is Down
If a victim has never been injured in an accident, they are likely unaware of the underhanded tactics that insurance adjusters use to manipulate victims to say things that could hurt their case. They will act concerned about your condition and the experience you just had; however, their main objective is to do all that they can so your claim can be denied. Even saying something as innocuous as you are sorry the accident happened can be twisted as you admitted fault for the accident.
It is not uncommon for an accident victim to not realize how serious their injuries are or even that they have been injured at all, following an accident. This is often due to the adrenaline rush our bodies go through from the shock of the accident. It can sometimes take days before the true extent of an injury begins to reveal itself.
Insurance adjusters are aware of this and it’s why they often initiate contact within a day or two after an accident. If the victim is only experiencing mild symptoms or no symptoms and shares this with the adjuster, it is not on record. If days later, painful symptoms appear indicating a serious injury, the insurance company can use the victim’s own statement against them to deny the claim.
Even if you are aware immediately following an accident that you have suffered a serious injury, a Cheyenne personal injury lawyer knows that it can take weeks or even months before the full extent of the injury and any long-term or permanent damage is known.
One of the reasons why insurance companies contact victims within a day or two of an incident is they know that many times these victims may not be thinking clearly so soon after the accident, either because of physical pain and/or the traumatic experience they have experienced. You may even be on strong painkillers. This could lead you to say something that could be used to deny your claim.
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If you have been injured in any kind of accident caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you may be entitled to pursue damages against that party for the losses your injuries have caused. Contact Davis, Johnson & Kallal | Wyoming Law to schedule a free consultation with a Cheyenne personal injury lawyer.