Make sure client never talks to insurance adjuster after accident
I am FINE, how are you
Most normal conversations start with a very superficial:
"How are you?
Fine, how are you?"
But when an insurance adjuster for the defense calls a potential Plaintiff after an accident it is not a normal conversation. If your client answers "fine" the file will be documented that Plaintiff was "FINE" as of the date of call. Not the vibe you want early in a PI case!
Don't talk to them let lawyer deal with ALL
A person hurt in an accident has NO obligation to talk to or call back an insurance adjuster for the Defendant. They try and call early before you talk to a lawyer and get this exact advice. Don't call back, pass the information on to a lawyer. Hire a lawyer before you talk to anybody from the other side. Do NOT give any statement, don't talk at all. If you pick up, just say I am looking for counsel and they will call you back. Thank them and end the call. Be nice, but say NOTHING!
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