It is highly recommended that you first talk with a personal injury lawyer following your accident. The insurance company will likely call you soon after the accident. They want to get to you before you have retained an attorney. It is important to remember that they are not on your side. Their goal is to pay as little for your claim as possible. They will ask you questions so that they can begin to build a defense against your case. They will likely record your statement so that it can be used against you in the future. As a former insurance company lawyer, Edward Smith understands the tactics insurance companies use to minimize your claim and he will prevent this from happening.