- Outwardly Friendly and Concerned Demeanor
No matter how invested and sympathetic they may appear, at the end of the day, it is the adjuster’s job to reduce the amount of money that their employer (the insurance company) will pay to you.
- Hasty Statements. Minimized Rewards.
Adjusters will often contact you immediately after the incident to get a tape-recorded statement on the phone in order to minimize your reward. They will take every chance they get to twist your words in their favor—meaning less money and a higher chance at a denied claim for you.
- Requesting Your Signature for General Medical Authorization
This is another sneaky way for insurance companies to attempt to discredit the connection between your injuries and the accident. They will also offer you a small amount of money within 24-48 hours after an accident and will attempt to get you to sign a release waiving all future legal rights. The reason that they do this is that most accident victims do not begin to feel the real pain until 48 hours after an accident. Do not sign anything without consulting an attorney first.
- “Save Some Money” by Skipping the Fees
Adjusters will have a great day when they can convince you that it will be less expensive to settle the case yourself as opposed to hiring experienced legal representation to help you negotiate an injury claim settlement. Chances are, though, you will obtain a much smaller recovery by doing so—even without the lawyer fee included.
- Delaying Payment
Insurance companies are notorious for taking advantage of victims’ financial difficulties after accidents and will attempt to play it in their favor whenever possible. They will delay payment of your claim until you get to the point where you are desperate enough to take whatever settlement they offer. Instead, work with a compassionate, experienced Phoenix Accident Lawyer to help you explore all of your options.
Seek Legal Help Today
Fighting an insurance company on your own and without the proper expertise of your rights or the insurance company’s policies is a challenging process that can leave you feeling hopeless and unsuccessful in your pursuit. At Simon Law Group, we represent people in all walks of life throughout the metropolitan Phoenix area, and we pride ourselves on obtaining the best results for our injury and accident clients.
With over 30 years of experience, Simon Law Group and our team of talented Phoenix Accident Lawyers enjoy an excellent reputation within the insurance industry because of our thoroughness, integrity, honesty, and professionalism. Call us today at 480-745-2450 or click “Contact Our Firm” to learn how you can get a free and confidential consultation.