When you’ve been injured in an accident the first step in making a claim for your injuries usually begins with contacting the insurance company. Just remember the insurance adjuster does not represent your interests but represents the interests of the insurance company. The adjuster’s goal is to keep costs as low as possible, whereas your goal is to get the best settlement for your claim. That means you should be careful about what you say to a claims adjuster about your accident. Any details you give might adversely affect your ability to get the settlement you deserve. For instance, if you tell the claims adjuster a detail that puts you at fault for the accident, the insurance company may not be willing to settle your claim at all, and once you sign a settlement with the insurance adjuster any claim you might otherwise legally have may be lost forever. For more information about your rights after an accident, contact an attorney in your area today.