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Car Accident Claim Adjuster Tactics And The Importance Of Legal Counsel


Injuries, vehicle damage, and emotional distress can be experienced in the aftermath of a collision. If this is true for you, you will likely find yourself dealing with insurance adjusters. Some of these professionals have fairness in mind, but others move forward with the primary goal of settling claims quickly for as little money as possible. In these situations, injured parties often feel pressured and unsure of their rights.

Baltimore personal injury lawyers are familiar with tactics adjusters may use to pressure those recovering from an accident to say yes to a settlement offer that is far lower than what they have a right to. When you are connected by an adjuster with an offer, seek legal counsel.

Working Fast and Saving the Company Money

Adjusters are trained to saveĀ  insurance companies money, when possible. They employ various strategies to achieve this objective. For example, a common tactic is rushing injured individuals to accept a settlement offer before they have had a chance to fully understand the extent of their losses. It is possible for injuries to have long-term implications, but adjusters may downplay this possibility and offer a quick payout in exchange for signing a release. Signing off on an offer effectively prevents the injured party from pursuing additional compensation later.

Additionally, adjusters may dissuade individuals from seeking legal representation, implying that lawyers will only complicate the process. They may assert that the settlement amount they have offered is fair and that involving an attorney will only lead to increased expenses. If you have been told this, recognize that adjusters are representatives of the insurance company, so they may be prioritizing minimizing payouts.

Discussing the situation with a qualified car accident attorney doesn’t have to cost you any money, you can schedule a complimentary consultation before accepting any settlement offer. An attorney can provide invaluable legal guidance. Then, if you choose to hire the lawyer, they can work to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the claims process. They have the knowledge and experience to assess the true value of a claim, taking into account factors such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future care needs.

Have an Expert Take Over Communication

Wanting to focus on your recovery without worrying about being coerced into accepting a settlement that does not adequately compensate you is normal. An attorney can handle all communication with the insurance company as soon as you decide, relieving you of the stress and pressure of dealing with adjusters directly.

Connecting with a Baltimore personal injury lawyer sends a clear message to the insurance company that you’re serious about pursuing fair compensation. Adjusters are less likely to engage in unfair tactics or lowball offers when they know that the injured party has quality legal counsel.

How are you responding to a settlement offer? Don’t let a Maryland insurance adjuster’s pressure dictate your future, empower yourself with the guidance of a skilled attorney at Iamele & Iamele, LLP. Full and fair compensation is in reach. Contact us today to schedule a fee-free consultation.

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