The insurance industry wants you to believe they have your best interests at heart. With advertisements making promises such as: “in good hands” and “like a good neighbor” or “on your side,” why wouldn’t you have faith in them? However, the reality is that insurance companies are businesses, and as we all know, businesses are all about profit.
An insurance claims adjuster has one job, and that is to save their company money. Insurance companies train their agents with this goal in mind.
Three tactics insurance companies use in car accident claims to accomplish their money-making goals:
Insurance companies will attempt to delay your claim in hopes that you will eventually give up. Delay also affects the value of the evidence that remains after the passage of time. Witnesses will forget what they saw, medical records may become confused, receipts will go missing, injuries will subside, and your case won’t be nearly as strong as it would have been without the delay.
Insurance companies will also try to deny fault at the initiation of a claim. It is up to the injured party to prove the defendant’s negligence. The hope is that the initial denial of the claim will deter people from following through with their lawsuit. By getting plaintiffs to doubt the strength of their claim, insurance companies prevent many victims from pursuing a claim at all.
Insurance companies will do everything they can to decrease the value of a claim. They will find and point to every flaw of a case, in an attempt to limit recovery, even when recovery is warranted.
It is because of these tactics that it is important to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to defend you after your car accident. While insurance claims adjusters are trained to save their company money, attorneys are trained to protect the injured victim.
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident, you need to call me right away at 1 (800) 556-4769. We can meet at any time or place that is convenient for you to discuss your case. I have the experience and resources to fight for your rights against insurance companies.
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Author: Tim Misny | For over 34 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 1 (800) 556-4769.