The quick answer to "what do I do if the at-fault driver's insurance adjuster is calling me?" is to call back if you are able. Be polite, but DON'T get into the details of your case until you have decided whether or not to hire an auto accident attorney. Also, know that the adjuster may be taping your conversation; in Maryland, they must get your permission first in order to do this. The adjuster may be calling to exchange information, give you a contact for making your claims, advise you about how to make a claim for your vehicle loss, or other reasons. So, the adjuster could be helpful. Again, however, if you’re going to use an experienced Hagerstown auto accident attorney, you really should speak with the attorney first. Typically, if we have clients hire us in these circumstances, we then contact the adjuster for the defendant and relay any information back to the client.
What if the Insurance Adjuster Asks for a Statement?
If the insurance adjuster asks for a statement or your recorded description of what happened, think twice about doing so without an experienced Hagerstown auto accident attorney to advise you. There are several reasons for this. You might not understand the questions. There might be lack of clarity in your mind or you might be under prescription meds that have your thinking off. You can say something—completely inadvertently—that really messes your case up.
What if I Was in a Truck Crash, Not a Car Accident?
If you've been in a truck crash, see our specific instructions on what to do right away, as well as our video detailing how trucking accidents are decidely different than car accidents.
Contact Our Hagerstown Auto Accident Attorney Now!
Regardless of whether you've been in an accident with a car or a truck, our Hagerstown auto accident attorney has the skills and experience to provide counsel for either type of accident. Fill out our contact form or give us a call at (301) 790-3600 to discuss your case for free today.
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