Make sure client never talks to insurance adjuster after accident
I am FINE, how are youMost 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 ALLA 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!