On November 14, 2013, Kimberly Tucker crashed her 1999 Ford Expedition into the rear end of Stephen Snipes 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer on Westbound I 70 at Main Street in St. Charles, Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 45 year old Stephen Snipes was slowing his vehicle down for congestion when he was struck in the rear end by Ms. Tucker. Both Mr. Snipes and Ms. Tucker were taken to St. Joseph Hospital East for their injuries.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that both drivers were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. The reason for this car accident in St. Charles and Ms. Tucker’s distraction is not yet known. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s website, Mr. Snipes was insured through Safeco and Ms. Tucker carried automobile insurance through Progressive.
Advice After a Rear End Car Accident
Following an accident, remember that you do not need to immediately speak to any insurance company. Both you and the at fault driver’s insurance company will try to obtain a recorded statement from you immediately after the crash. They will both also want to sign numerous documents which may affect your ability to later seek reimbursement for your injuries.
Following an accident, injury victims are often medicated and confused. It is best to treat your injuries and make sure your health is sound before worrying about dealing with the insurance companies. Following an accident, the insurance companies are immediately going to work conducting an investigation. You need to make sure you have someone on your side doing the same so your case is protected while you recover.
If you have been through the process of dealing with insurance companies after an accident before, you are aware that they are trying to pay you as little as possible for your injuries. They are also trying to to get the case resolved as fast as possible after the crash. They are not concerned if you will need future medical care, they simply want to pay you a little bit right now in exchange for your signature releasing them from any and all further liability.
How to Deal With Insurance Company’s After an Accident
Following your car accident, it is best to speak to an injury lawyer who is experienced dealing with the tactics of the insurance industry. All consultations are FREE, so there is no harm in discussing your legal rights and obtaining information on what you are up against.
Following a crash, it is important that you have someone conducting an investigation into the facts of the crash on your side. Without a proper investigation, it allows the insurance company to create a version of events favorable to their side. Regardless of whether it is your insurance company or the at fault drivers, all insurance companies make their massive profits by collecting more in premiums than they pay out in claims. For this reason, it is in your best interest to obtain as much information as possible before doing anything.
After a crash, our injury team immediately goes to work investigating the crash and obtaining all necessary evidence before it is lost or destroyed. Our injury team will allow you to focus on your recovery while we take the steps necessary to protect your injury case. Recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, our aggressive and compassionate legal representation has helped countless injury victims receive substantial compensation after an accident. Contact an accident lawyer today for a FREE consultation by calling (314) 409-7060.