Injured? 3 Insurance Company Dirty Tricks

When you are hurt by someone who violates safety rules – big money of insurance companies start acting against you immediately.

I was having lunch with a lawyer who had just wrapped up trial in a serious truck wreck case. A truck driver wasn’t following the safety rules of the road and caused a car wreck. Who does the company call to the scene? Their lawyer. 

If you have been injured here are 3 dirty tricks insurance companies may play:

  1. Getting You To Make A Statement To Them: You have the right to remain silent when the other party’s insurance company contacts you. Anything you say can and will be held against you.  When they call you and ask “how are you today” they are not asking because they care. The only thing insurance companies care about is their bottom lines. They are asking the question hoping you will be polite and say “fine” or “good”.  Then they hope to use that statement against you.
  2. Tricking You Into Signing A Medical Release: Insurance companies often demand all sorts of things they are not entitled to. Specifically they often request your medical records or a release to go fishing in your records. You do not have to give it to them. We only turn over your records when we’re ready – on our terms.
  3. Offering You Quick Money: Clients often come to me with insurance companies having offered them a tiny fraction of what their claim is worth. They may tell you not to go to an attorney because then you’ll get less. They don’t want you to have anyone on your side looking out for your interests.

If you are injured and have questions please do not hesitate to contact me (860) 471-8333 or ryan@cttrialfirm.com . We’re happy to turn the tables and stop their dirty tricks in their tracks.

Ryan McKeen is a trial attorney at Connecticut Trial Firm, LLC in Glastonbury, Connecticut. In 2016, he was honored by the CT Personal Injury Hall of Fame for securing one of the highest settlements in the state. He is a New Leader in the Law. ABA 100. Avvo 10. 40 under 40 for Hartford Business Journal. He has been quoted in Time Magazine, the New York Times, Hartford Courant, Wall Street Journal Law Blog and the Hartford Business Journal. He focuses his practice on Connecticut Personal Injury law. He loves what he does. Contact him ryan@cttrialfirm.com or 860 471 8333