Request For More Documentation

A personal injury claim is often a long and stressful process. The insurance adjusters will use any tactic possible to delay settling or paying out a maximum claim. Your experienced and aggressive Lakeland injury lawyer can properly respond to stop this unnecessary delay tactic and get you the compensation that you deserve.

One of the delay tactics that adjusters will use is the constant request for additional documentation that is most likely not even necessary in settling your claim. If your Lakeland injury lawyer has already provided all the necessary medical bills, medical reports, and lost wage information but the adjuster continue to make more document demands, your attorney may demand an offer before providing such materials. If the adjuster refuses to answer, your Lakeland injury lawyer can reply that the information can be supplied during discovery after your suit has been filed.

It is also common for the insurance adjuster to request medical documents for either five or ten years prior to your claim. This is obviously a delay tactic because it will take your Lakeland injury lawyer a long time to prepare such documents and provide it to the adjuster.

There are certain steps your attorney can take to deal with such burdensome requests. If you do not have a substantial medical history or prior injuries to the area that is the subject of your claim, then it should not take a long time to provide such documents; this will leave the adjuster with no option but to settle.

However, if you have had prior injuries to the affected area, it will enhance your credibility for your Lakeland injury lawyer to provide this information up front. This will also enable the insurance carrier to make an informed decision and stop playing delay tactic games in settling your claim.

Overall, when dealing with insurance companies in personal injury claims, it is important for you to be properly represented by an experienced Lakeland injury lawyer. For a free consultation with a dedicated Lakeland injury lawyer at the law firm of Smith, Feddeler & Smith, P.A. simply fill out the form on this page.