Going through a personal injury claim almost always means working with an insurance adjuster, whether it is one from your insurance company or that of someone from the company in which a lawsuit is filed. In either situation, it is the job of the insurance adjuster to ensure that the insurance company is able to pay the least amount of money as possible and offer a settlement that will achieve this goal. This is clearly not your goal, so there are some things you should be aware of when dealing with an insurance adjuster on a personal injury claim.
The most important thing you can do to help your case and force the adjuster to try to make a fair settlement is to provide as much evidence as possible for why you require a certain amount for your personal injury claim. Documentation is key here and including information about medical treatment (including doctor’s visits, medication, and therapy), the nature of the accident, and all other associated costs. More information is always better, so when in doubt, try to acquire documentation from doctors, police, and other authorities and provide it to your adjuster.
Secondly, the insurance adjuster will try to throw you off my using many explanations and reasons why the settlement is the amount that it is. Understanding legal talk is not the job of the average person, which is why it is always recommended to consult with a personal injury attorney that can help guide you through the claim process. Having an attorney on your side means working with someone that will fight for you and against the insurance company to see that you receive the compensation that you deserve.
At the Franco Law Firm, we have many years of experience in personal injury law and claims and would be honored and happy to help you through yours. To learn more about how we can serve you in this role and to schedule a free consultation with us today, please call (813) 872-0929.