After being injured in a serious car accident, you can expect sympathy, concern, and support from your friends and loved ones. Unfortunately, you cannot expect as much from insurance claims adjusters.
insurance adjusters are not your friend after a car accident injury
Car accident claims adjusters are typically less concerned about your health and long-term recovery as they are ensuring a profit for their company. Adjusters are trained by insurance companies, such as State Farm, Allstate, GEICO, Progressive, Nationwide, United Auto, Infinity, etc… to find ways to undermine your claim, and they are compensated when they succeed in resolving your case with the lowest settlement possible.
Though your claims adjuster may feign sympathy and friendliness, you should always keep their true intentions in mind: to pay you as little as possible for your car accident injuries.
Part of the reason you want to find an experienced car accident attorney is to keep from being manipulated, deceived, or bullied by your claims adjuster. An experienced personal injury lawyer is wise to the many ways they may try to harm your case. Below, we’ve listed some of the most common tactics.