After a catastrophic accident or injury, you may find yourself talking to an insurance claims adjuster. Here are a few tips to remember when dealing with insurance adjusters. Avoid these mistakes.
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Insurance Adjusters – Not on your side…
You should remember that the insurance adjuster is not actually in your corner during this period.
This scenario is common in car accident cases where you are not at fault.
Sometimes an adjuster will inform you that the insurance company is “accepting responsibility” for the accident or injury. However, that does not mean that they will pay you the fair amount for your claim.
The insurance adjuster gets paid to resolve claims for as little money as possible. They work for the insurance company, not for you.
Don’t Lose Your Temper
Talking to insurance claims adjusters can be very frustrating. Remember that getting angry or making threats towards the adjuster is not advised. This may actually be counterproductive to your case.
Provide Detailed Info On Your Claim
You should provide prompt, detailed information regarding your claim. Information about your injuries, medical records, and medical bills are essential in documenting the value of your claim.
Do Not Rely on Verbal Representations
Do not rely on the insurance claim adjuster’s verbal representations. Some insurance adjusters may be trained to string claims along until the legal statute of limitations has expired, thereby preventing any recovery.
Once this happens, the insurance company will not pay anything on your claim.
Contact An Attorney
Call our office for a free consultation at (832) 592-1108. We are Board Certified trial attorneys serving Harris County and Montgomery County. Our principle office is located in The Woodlands and Spring, Texas.