The Houston Auto Accidents Attorneys at DeSimone Law Office receive calls for help from many victims of traffic accidents that they cannot help because the victim failed to take action at the scene of the car accident to obtain the physical evidence needed or secure the statements of any witnesses or parties to an accident. One common ploy of negligent parties to get out of responsibility for an accident is to ask a victim not to call the police. The negligent party tells the victim not to worry as they will admit fault to their insurance company and all the victim’s damages will be paid. The victim of the accident takes the negligent party at his word and agrees not to call the police. When the victim calls the negligent party’s insurance company and sets up the insurance claim the insurance company informs the victim that they will not be paying. They say that the negligent party is now stating that the accident was the victim’s fault. The negligent party has changed their story and there is no way to prove they are lying. The victim’s insurance claim is lost. When an accident happens always insist on a police report. The police report will have a record of both parties’ statements as well as witness information and a diagram of the accident scene. Sometimes in Houston though the police refuse to show up to do a report. In that instance obtain any witness information from people who witnessed the accident, take pictures of the positons of the vehicles after the accidnet with the camera on your phone and try to get the negligent party to write a statement admitting fault in the accident.
If you have been involved in an accident and the insurance company won’t pay, call the lawyers at DeSimone Law Office. They have been forcing insurance companies to pay insurance claims for over twenty years and are ready to take your call.