In fall down accident situations, store insurance companies may contact the injured party to fish for information beneficial to the store. As a general rule, someone who has suffered a fall accident in a store is under no obligation to speak to an insurance agent for the store. Doing so may be harmful to the injured party’s subsequent lawsuit.
In cases where a store fall down accident is reported to management, the store may be required, per store policy, to file a report with the store’s general liability insurance company. Such companies are really no different than car insurance companies. Generally speaking, insurance companies exist for one purpose only – profits. That means paying the least amount possible on a given accident claim. This is the motivation behind contacting the injured party in a store accident situation as soon as possible after the accident to try to obtain information that can be used to the store/insurance company’s benefit.
In many cases, an insurance company may make multiple calls and even send “investigators” to speak to the injured party. It is always advisable to consult with a lawyer before speaking to an insurance agent or investigator for the store.
Suggested Reading: Dealing with an Insurance Company After a Fall Accident in Pennsylvania
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