Hello , My family was involved in a car wreck day before yesterday . The culprit tried to fled the scene but was apprehended later and was arrested by the police . My family car was totaled and 2 members of my family have sustained injuries and was taken to the hospital . We received the police report stating the detail of the culprit and his insurance details . What is the most effective way to proceed , should we contact the oppositions insurance company and give them details so they can provide us with a settlement quote ?
You obviously do not know how these types of claims are handled. Do not give any statement to the adverse insurance carrier. They are neither your friend nor your good neighbor. The sole goal of any insurance carrier is to pay you nothing or as little as possible on your claim.
You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. The Guides can be accessed through my profile page on Avvo.com.
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Car wrecks are not as simple as calling the opposing insurance company and requesting a settlement quote. You need to see a personal injury attorney licensed in Oklahoma. I would be happy to discuss you if you would like. Please call 918-924-5291 if you wish to discuss.
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NO. What you do is retain an experienced personal injury attorney to represent your family members' interests.
Don't speak with any insurance company, and especially do not give a recorded statement. Retain a personal injury lawyer immediately for representation.
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