After many motor vehicle accidents, a representative or adjuster from the other party’s insurance company contacts you in order to ask you questions about the accident. Individuals often ask whether you really should be talking with the other party’s insurance company at all, particularly if you have sustained injuries or property damages as a result of the accident. The concern often is that you may be compromising or damaging your own personal injury claim against the other party, or that the insurance adjuster may try to get you to admit to some sort of fault or make a statement that makes you look to be somewhat at fault. After all, the interests of the insurance company for the other driver are completely adverse to your own interests.
Overall, it is generally the best practice to consult with an attorney before you speak with or give information to the insurance adjuster for the other party involved in the accident. The reality is that doing so may severely damage any claims that you might have, and typically is not in your best interests. Rather, you should allow your personal injury attorney to control the flow of information between you and the other driver’s insurance company. This precaution will ensure that you don’t damage your claim and give only the appropriate information to the other insurance company.
Likewise, it is probably not to your advantage to try and settle a personal injury claim directly with the other party’s insurance company. Their goal is to pay out as little as possible on your claim, or preferably, nothing at all. Therefore, you are likely to receive a very low settlement offer that probably will not meet your needs.
If you or a loved one suffers serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the party or parties who are responsible for the accident that led to those injuries. In order to develop your claim for damages, we must determine which party or entity was at fault for the accident, acted in a negligent or reckless manner, or otherwise acted in a manner that caused injury to your loved one. At Boller & Vaughan, our Madison accident lawyers can help you with this inquiry and carefully guide you through any personal injury claims that you may have against various responsible parties.
Even in our technologically advanced society, the most common types of elder financial abuse and fraud involve direct mail and telephone scams. However, the existence of artificial intelligence, the Internet, and other forms of technology […]
According to a recent Forbes article, Congress is considering a proposal that might make it harder for some seniors to qualify long-term care benefits through the Medicaid program. Under this proposal, some seniors would receive […]
"*" indicates required fields
We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.