Insurance adjusters are not your friends. They are highly skilled individuals whose job is to decrease the amount that your insurance company pays. They will do all they can to reduce your settlement. So it is crucial that you hire an attorney after an accident.
Here are some examples of what insurance adjusters say to get what they want.
A recorded statement is the most common request made by insurance adjusters after an accident. You might hear them say:
- Before we can fix your car, the insurance company needs a recorded statement from us.
- To rent a car, we will need to have a recorded statement.
- We need a record of what occurred, so please provide details and a statement.
You should never give an insurance adjuster a recording without speaking with an experienced attorney in car accidents. You are not allowed to record a statement and they don’t have the right to. After hiring an attorney, in many cases, you won’t have to speak with an insurance adjuster.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?
A contingency agreement is a contract that allows personal injury attorneys to work on your behalf. This means that you don’t pay anything upfront and will only be charged to the attorney when a settlement has been reached. An attorney will help you win 3.5 times as much money than if you were a client. This is a huge deal!
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is a car accident attorney in St Pete. She focuses on personal injury, car accidents, and bicyclist injuries. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations, or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your situation.
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