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New Jersey Bicycle Accident Attorney

Bicycle Accident AttorneyAs our trusted New Jersey bicycle accident attorney knows, insurance agents will try to get you talking as soon as possible following any kind of accident. If you were riding your bike and a car swerved out and hit you, you may think this claim will be no problem. How could anyone argue against the idea that a big, heavy car caused an accident that resulted in you becoming injured? Insurance agents were trained to argue every point to ensure they pay out as little as possible. When you were injured in a bicycle accident, you should not think this will be so simple that it is unnecessary to hire an attorney. Instead, call our office to see how we can help you get through this bicycle accident claim. 

An insurance agent called asking how I’m doing. Now what? 

This is a popular tactic that many insurance agents use when speaking with accident victims. The insurance agent comes across as caring, sympathetic, and understanding. In doing so, they create an environment that makes it feel safe for you to open up to them and talk about what happened. They will likely also tell you that they are going to record the conversation and it may feel like more of an obligation than a request. 

As a wise New Jersey bicycle accident attorney understands, insurance agents are there to get as much information out of you as you will give them. It is true that insurance companies need basic information to confirm that you were there and involved in the accident, but you are not required to tell them where you were going, whether you were in a hurry, how your injuries are healing, or whether you have been cleared to return to work or other activities. If insurance agents want to know this information, they can speak with your attorney and your attorney will determine whether it is necessary to share.

What should I say when they call? 

When they inevitably call while your attorney is not around, there are a few things your attorney recommends doing and saying: 

  • Ask for their information. It is important to get their name, the company they are with, and what position they hold. 
  • Do stay calm. Just because you should share limited information with them does not mean you should not remain calm and professional while speaking with them. 
  • Do avoid the blame game. You are filing a claim against the person you believe is responsible already, you do not need to go into detail with the insurance agent about why they are the liable party. Leave that to your attorney. 
  • Do have them call your attorney. You’re not required to sit there answering their questions. Instead, politely tell them to get in contact with your attorney and end the conversation as quickly as possible. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out for help when you were injured in a bicycle accident. Call the Law Offices of David A. DiBrigida to speak with our New Jersey bicycle accident attorney now.