Time is of the essence when you’ve been injured–for you, not for the insurance company. You need to ensure that you receive and can pay for proper medical care. You might need to get your car fixed so that you can return to work. You need to make sure that you have money to feed your family. The insurance company’s incentive to close your case quickly lies only in its desire to induce your acceptance of a low ball offer before you’ve had the chance to talk to a lawyer or determine the full extent of your damages. In [...]
This post introduces a series of posts about tactics insurance adjusters sometimes use in order to get a person injured in an accident to agree to a settlement offer that’s in the insurance company’s interest, rather than in the interest of the injured person. People injured in an accident have enough to worry about without having to contend with lowball offers from unscrupulous insurers. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you should not consider accepting an offer without speaking to a dedicated personal injury attorney.