Personal Injury Tips and Common Mistakes

Beware of Tactics Used By Insurance Companies

When you are involved in an accident and enter a legal battle, you won’t be facing off against the company responsible. Instead, you will be going against the insurance company that represents them. The insurance companies only have their best interests in mind, and they will do everything in their power to avoid paying the compensation that you may be entitled to. If you aren’t careful, you may fall victim to their tactics and harm your chances of obtaining a settlement. Following a few personal injury tips can help your legal case.

Personal Injury Tips

After an injury, one of your top priorities should be seeking legal counsel. The insurance companies will begin investigating, and the tactics that they use are designed to hold you responsible. Make sure that you use the following personal injury tips to keep your legal case alive.

  • Avoid giving recorded statements to insurance companies. Any recorded statement can be used as evidence. The insurance companies use loaded questions designed to elicit an admission of fault. Before you talk to the insurance companies, make sure you talk to us.
  • Do not provide authorization for medical record review. This allows the insurance companies to gain access to your entire medical history. The information that they uncover, even if it isn’t relevant to the case, can still be used against you.
  • Consult a legal team before accepting compensation. Insurance companies may try to settle out of court by paying medical bills and offering a small amount of compensation. You may be entitled to significantly more than they offer.


While the content above does not represent legal advice, it may be helpful if you find yourself being confronted by insurance companies. If you have been injured in an accident, reach out to the personal injury lawyers at Galloway & Jensen for your free consultation.