In our previous article, we discussed a few common things that insurance adjusters may say in order to prevent you from getting the most out of your claim. Having an experienced Kansas injury attorney, like those at Patterson Legal Group, can help avoid deception used by insurance adjusters so you can get the most out of your claim.
Here are few more common traps that insurance adjusters may say in order to prevent you from getting the most out of your claim.
- “We are accepting liability for the accident.” That’s great, but there’s still more to the settlement. The insurance company accepting a monetary amount for the injuries you suffered is a distinct and separate aspect of
- “Your injuries were pre-existing, due to degeneration or were not as severe as claimed.” Some insurance adjusters will claim that you are not injured because you did not go to the emergency room immediately. They may point out that the ER did not document certain injuries you’ve claimed and try to minimize those injuries. This happens in almost every personal injury case.
- “You need to give us a recorded statement.” The insurance adjuster may insist on a recorded statement. You are not obligated to give one. Recorded statements are not a legal requirement and many times are used to blame you for part of the accident.
- “Your settlement has been delayed pending further review.” Delaying the settlement of your claim is a common tactic used by insurance adjusters. Some attempt to wait until you are desperate for the settlement funds. The ultimate goal of this technique is to wear you down so you accept less
It’s important to let an experienced Kansas injury attorney, like those at Patterson Legal Group, deal with insurance adjusters on your behalf so that you get the settlement you’re entitled to. Please contact us immediately if you’re dealing with in insurance adjuster.