Have you been injured in an accident? Is the insurance adjuster for the other party acting as if he is your best friend? Is he telling you to “trust him” and he will take care of everything? If so, there are some things you need to know about insurance companies. Insurance adjusters will tell you many things; however, below are five things that the insurance adjuster will probably NOT tell you.
You Need To Hire An Attorney
If you do not hire a Fresno personal injury attorney, you don’t have anyone on your side who has your best interest as his top priority. You may also not know your legal rights if you do not consult an attorney. The insurance company for the other party would prefer to work directly with you to settle the claim because it knows that in most cases, accident victims who are represented by an attorney receives a higher settlement amount compared to accident victims who represent themselves.
The Insurance Company Has A Team Of Attorneys
The insurance company will try to convince you that you do not need an attorney; however, it will not tell you that it has a team of attorneys work to protect its interest. The company does not want you to know that you are up against a team of legal professionals and that you should have a Fresno accident attorney on your side to l level that playing field.
The Adjuster Is Reading From A Script
Insurance adjusters do not represent you. In fact, most insurance adjuster are going by a carefully developed “script” to make you feel as if the insurance company has your best interests at heart. These well-rehearsed statements are intended to make you think you have options when you really only have one option — accept what the insurance company offers or the company will drag out the claim until time to file a personal injury lawsuit expires.
You Are Allowed To Tell The Insurance Company You Want to Wait Before Providing An Official Statement
Any information the insurance adjuster can obtain before you have the chance to talk to an attorney can help the company lower your claim value. The insurance adjuster’s job is to try to persuade you to make a statement before you consult with an attorney. Don’t fall for this tactic — you have the right to meet with our office before giving a statement or signing any releases.
The Insurance Company Is Not Telling You Everything
Insurance adjusters may not lie; however, they may not be completely honest. They may not tell you everything that you should know about your accident claim. Whether this is lying or misleading, it is not fair to you. You have the right to have all of the information about your accident claim, the claim process, and your legal rights. We make sure you have all of the information you need to make the best decision for you and for your family.
Call Torem & Associates To Learn The Truth About Accident Claims
If you have been injured in an accident anywhere in the Central California Valley area, call Torem & Associates at 1-800-954-4444. You may also chat with a representative online or use our convenient online contact form to schedule a free consultation. It is our goal to provide you with the best possible legal services when you need a trusted attorney the most.