After a serious accident has left you injured and victimized, a sympathetic ear may be just what you need to feel better about what's happened to you. That's exactly the attitude that insurance company claims adjusters prey upon and that's how hundreds of Virginians lose their injury claims each year.

A friendly, sympathetic voice on the other end of that telephone is an enemy in disguise when it comes to gathering information about your accident. Even though you know that you weren't to blame for the injuries you sustained because of the negligence of another, the insurance claims adjuster doesn't want to report that you're an innocent victim. If they did, that means they'd have to pay for your damages!

Instead, they'll establish a friendly relationship with you, luring you into a false sense of security that they want to help pay for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Don't forget that they're employed by the insurance company to help report your claim so that the company has to pay as little as possible to its customers.

Be wary of overly chatty adjusters, as they're trying to get you to open up and stop thinking about what you're telling them. The more friendly the discussion, the better they can lead it and get you to potentially say something that can harm the severity or validity of your claim. Phone calls with the adjuster are recorded, so anything you say has the potential to harm you - this includes online correspondence, as well.

Before filing a Virginia personal injury claim, you should know all of the perils you face as you work toward a settlement. A Fairfax personal injury attorney will know the traps to avoid when negotiating your settlement and will help you to avoid the hassle of taking a claim to court (but will help you do so if it becomes necessary).

Contacting a Fairfax Personal Injury Attorney

You don't have to deal with insurance companies and paperwork alone when you're looking to file a Virginia personal injury claim. Fairfax personal injury attorney Ben Glass fights to help victims in the Virginia and D.C. areas settle their personal injury claims.

Before you go any further with your decision, order a copy of my complimentary guide to Virginia personal injury claims, Five Deadly Sins That Can Wreck Your Injury Claim. To set up a no-cost consultation, contact me today - 703-591-9829.

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