Experienced Trucking Insurance Adjusters May Try To Reduce Your Claim
Auto collisions can be life-altering and traumatic. There are many examples of accident victims suffering from physical injuries and psychological scarring. And when cars are involved in collisions with large trucks, severe, debilitating injuries can occur. With so much upset and shock, it is common for accident victims to settle without giving the amount offered a second thought. But it is important to note that insurance adjusters working with commercial trucking companies are experienced in saving their clients money.
Do not accept an offer without having a lawyer review the facts of your case first. It is natural to want to settle quickly. After all, the potential financial impact of your accident can be causing you stress on top of your physical and emotional distress. But stopping for a moment, taking a breath, and connecting with a Baltimore car accident lawyer is a way to protect yourself from an offer that is far lower than what you would have obtained with a legal professional on your side.
Thinking of Bottom Line, Not Your Welfare
Insurance companies assess and settle accident claims everyday. If there is any indication you may have been at fault, they will seize the opportunity to possibly settle for an amount that does not have a large financial impact on the company. Your welfare is not necessarily their top priority. Their objective is to close the claim with no publicity and a small amount for financial damage, if possible.
Even when an insurance company adjuster is kind and patient with you, that does not mean they are looking after your welfare. You need to protect yourself and strategize your needs for your future. There have been times when adjusters have resorted to manipulative tactics. With years of experience on their side, they may appear to be caring to your needs but they are calculating the cost to the company throughout the process as well. Understanding the ins and outs of the process, they may assess the situation and offer you an amount they believe you will accept but is not the full amount you could obtain had you moved forward with legal action.
For example, skilled adjusters are familiar with personal injury claims and lawsuit timelines. If they are able to convince you to accept a settlement offer early, you may be signing away your ability to take legal action in the future. This could happen before all your medical and recovery expenses are in, particularly if ongoing therapy and treatments are necessary. Connect with a Baltimore car accident lawyer today to protect your rights.
Did an insurance adjuster from a trucking company offer you a settlement for injuries you sustained in a Maryland accident? Do not sign until you understand all of your damage recovery options. You need an attorney working for you. Contact the legal team at Iamele & Iamele, LLP to understand your claim options. Our attorneys successfully secure compensation for individuals coping with injuries and expenses in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.