After a car accident in Orlando, your head is left spinning, wondering what happened and how this can all be fixed. You just want the injuries, pain, and suffering to go away—but first, you must deal with the insurance adjuster from the negligent party’s insurance company.
Once the other driver has made a claim, the insurance adjuster will inevitably call you. Sometimes, this call comes at an inconvenient time when you are not ready or willing to talk about your traumatic experience. The insurance company will propose an initial settlement offer. Although you may be eager to get your claim settled, this initial offer should never be accepted, as it will more than likely leave you to pay for more, unanticipated costs.
Here’s how to work with the insurance adjuster when he offers you a settlement.
- Do not let the adjuster rush you –You have time to settle with the other person’s insurance. Waiting a little bit longer may do you good, as it will allow your doctors to determine long-term treatment requirements and total medical costs.
- Do not let the insurance adjuster intimidate you –The insurance adjuster has a job to do. That job is to save their company money in a settlement offer for you. One tactic some insurance adjusters use to save their company money is intimidation to push you into a lower settlement offer than you deserve.
- Do not give in to the insurance adjuster games –Be ready to deal with game-playing on the part of insurance adjusters. For example, some insurance adjusters call at strange hours, hoping to catch you at a bad time and trying to scam you into a settlement offer. When you know that insurance adjusters use tricks such as these, you can better protect yourself against their games when they do reach out to you
Get Help With Your Injuries After An Orlando Auto Accident
Dealing with an insurance adjuster can be overwhelming. That’s where we may be able to help. Contact our Orlando personal injury law firm to learn more about how we help people just like you put an end to having to deal with insurance adjusters and, instead, work to keep you protected against game-playing and intimidation. Call us today for a free consultation.