Tips from Cleveland Accident Attorney: Deal with Insurance Adjuster May 26, 2012.
You pay your insurance company a rate and expect to be covered and protected financially if you’re in a serious car accident. Most people don’t like to think about actually being in a car accident on Ohio’s busy roads but if and when that time comes, you may be surprised at how your insurance company will treat you.
In reality, they are really just looking out for the best interest of their company financially and will do everything they can to avoid paying out your claim.
Insurance company employees will sometimes use deceitful or misleading tactics to get you to agree to a low settlement to get you to say or do something that can be taken out of context and used against you. If you feel that you are being manipulated, stand your ground and try to stay levelheaded. Don’t let yourself become a pawn – get professional help from a car accident attorney.
A car accident attorney who is experienced with the methods and tactics of insurance adjusters can help you make the right decision and stop you from accidentally hurting your own claim. If you are asked to accept a settlement, sign paperwork or give a recorded statement don’t do so without first conferring with your attorney.