3 Things an Insurance Adjuster Won’t Tell You After Your Car Accident
The last thing that anyone who has been involved in an accident really wants to discover is that by the time you are beginning to finally recover from all of the initial trauma, an adjuster will probably reach out to you on behalf of the insurance company. This can be a stressful experience for the bulk of accident victims, especially as most people simply aren’t sure what they should and shouldn’t say to an insurance claims adjuster or what should be said at all after reporting a Florida collision. While this is all understandable, people sometimes don’t realize there is another component to be aware of when conversing with insurance adjusters. More specifically, you should be aware of what the insurance adjuster won’t say – but what you should know anyway.
3 Things to Know
The following are things insurance companies will not tell you after a car accident:
- The goal is to payout as little as possible. It is important to understand that insurance companies are in the business of making money. That means that their focus is on paying out as little as possible, not willingly affording accident victims the compensation they deserve. Regardless of how legitimate your injuries are and how much the value of your case actually is, the insurance company is willing to pay you as little as the company is allowed to get away with.
- You don’t have to provide a recorded statement. Many insurance adjusters will tell victims that they must give a recorded statement to receive compensation for their injuries. However, you shouldn’t provide a recorded statement to the other driver’s insurance company. This can unfortunately hurt your case by leading you to make the mistake of saying something on tape that is adverse to your interests.
- You should talk to an experienced attorney. It is imperative that you do not agree to anything or sign any form or document that you do not fully agree with or understand. It is helpful for most people to have help from an experienced personal injury attorney in this situation. In addition to being able to explain in real terms exactly what you would be agreeing to should you consent, the right legal team can also help you make the right decision.
We Can Help You Take the Right Steps
As the Tampa personal injury attorneys of The Pendas Law Firm, we have seen too many accident victims who have been taken advantage of by insurance adjusters who were trying to maximize the profits of the insurance company. The earlier that you get us involved with helping you pursue your claim, the better the chances that we can help guide you toward success and the compensation you deserve. Entrusting us with your case means that you don’t have to worry about paying us up front and in fact there won’t be any attorney fees whatsoever until we get compensation for you. Contact us today for a free and no-obligation consultation.
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