Lakeland Personal Injury Attorney: Stalling Tactics Used by Insurance Adjustors Warning Signs Talk to an Attorney First
Regardless of how nice, helpful, or even trustworthy an insurance adjustor assigned to your case may seem, his or her job is to settle your claim for as little as possible. In other words, an insurance adjustor has loyalty to the insurance company, not you. Some adjustors even go to the length of using stalling tactics to stall your claim with the knowledge that delays in the claims process will financially affect you and force you to settle your claim for less than it is worth. This is precisely the reason why you need to hire a Lakeland personal injury attorney who can recognize the warning signs that you insurance adjustor might be deliberately trying to stall your claim.
One warning sign is if the adjustor rejects your claim because he or she cannot get the insured’s cooperation to complete the investigation. Although the insured party needs to cooperate to certain point for the insurance company to do a thorough investigation, chances are the insurance company has sufficient facts to close the case and pay you.
Another warning sign is if the adjustor asks for information from you in increments. Instead of asking for necessary information and documentation at once, the adjustor will ask for it a little at a time to delay your claim as long as possible.
Yet another sign is if the insurance company continuously and intentionally changes your representative to the point where you are so aggravated and baffled as to who should be handling your claim that you accept any settlement you are offered.
Lastly, and the most alarming warning sign you and your Lakeland personal injury attorney should be wary of is if the adjust tries to convince you to use your own insurance to pay for the medical costs you have incurred. In personal injury claims, the other party’s insurance is supposed to pay for your medical expenses.
Before speaking with an insurance adjustor, it is important to talk to a Lakeland personal injury attorney. Your Lakeland personal injury attorney can provide you with crucial information about the value of your case and most importantly how to avoid the tactics adjustors will use to stall your claim.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with a Lakeland personal injury attorney, please contact Smith, Feddeler & Smith, P.A. at (863) 688-7766.
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