Our Manchester Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Contacting Insurance Companies
If you have been injured in an accident, a Manchester personal injury attorney at the Law Office of Manning Zimmerman & Oliveira PLLC may be able to provide the representation you need to get the compensation you deserve. Once you retain an attorney, you should never contact the insurance company of the individual or entity that caused your injuries. Your attorney will contact the insurance company and get answers without you having to contact them. There are no circumstances in which you will benefit from contacting the insurance company after you have retained the services of a Manchester personal injury lawyer at the Law Office of Manning Zimmerman & Oliveira PLLC.
Contacting Insurance Companies
In New Hampshire, the insurance company of the at-fault person is prohibited from contacting injured victims once they have retained a lawyer. If you have your own medical insurance, you may directly contact the company under certain circumstances. However, you should always ask your lawyer whether it is appropriate to contact the insurance company. Once you are represented by an attorney, that attorney acts on your behalf and represents your interests to all parties involved. It is important never to contact or speak to an insurance company without first obtaining approval from your lawyer. This ensures that you do not unwillingly say or ask something that could compromise your case. The other insurance company does not have your best interest in mind when it comes to a personal injury lawsuit. In fact, your own insurance company may be biased towards a certain finding. This is why it is essential to keep your communications limited to your own legal representative who can then tell you whether it is appropriate to speak with another party or not. There may be legal consequences for companies that seek to contact you outside of your attorney’s knowledge.Law Office of Manning Zimmerman & Oliveira PLLC at 603-624-7200 to speak to a Manchester personal injury attorney.