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Should I speak with my insurance company if I have an underinsured motorist claim?
Whether or not you should talk to your insurance company if you have an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim to make is a serious question. When the situation involves the insurance company for the at-fault driver, the answer is definitely no. Under your own policy, however, you’re going to have some language that is going to say something to the affect that you have a duty to cooperate with your own insurance company. They get the right to step into the shoes of the driver who was at fault.
In that sense, of course, they’re adverse to you, but they also have a relationship with you that is called a fiduciary relationship. It’s an important relationship. They’re supposed to take your interests and not treat you like an enemy. Nevertheless, you are up against an insurance company of your own that is going to have counsel that is very experienced in dealing with such claims, and, in your case, you will need experienced counsel to pursue such claims. You’ll have to talk to them to a certain extent, before you hire a lawyer, because of this duty to cooperate. That also means that once you have counsel, you no longer should be speaking with them. You will under no circumstances, in fact, speak with them; your lawyer will speak for you. To that end, you want to find the most experienced lawyer you can find.
Our firm has been doing this for over 50 years, at this point. We have the experience to bring to the table and a track record of success as good as anyone’s, if not better than everyone’s. Get the insurance company on board as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. The more you talk to the insurance company, the worse it is for you. They are not your friend at this point, even though they’re supposed to be. If you’re in such a situation, please feel free to call us right away. We all do the same type of work, we all work very closely together, and we have a significant amount of legal horsepower here to bring to the table.
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