There are thousands of vehicle accidents that happen each year in and around the Kansas City area. Unfortunately, some of these accidents result in serious harm to the persons involved, and sadly, the insurance companies are not always looking out for the best interests of the injured.
“We typically advise you not to talk to the other party’s insurance company until you talk to an attorney first,” said auto accident attorney Mike Wyatt of the Mann, Wyatt & Rice Midwest Injury Firm in Kansas City.
There are many reasons it would be best to speak with an attorney before speaking with the other party’s insurance company. Ultimately, the other insurance company is trying to obtain information to help their case rather than yours, and they are trained to ask questions that might imply fault on your part.
“The insurance adjusters often ask very nicely if they can take a statement,” said Wyatt. “They will try to develop a good rapport early on, but this is what they’re trained to do. They’re trying to obtain information that will hurt your case.”