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Getting Friendly with Your Insurance Adjuster Could Cost You

Posted by Jennifer Hodges Kahn | May 07, 2012 | 0 Comments

After a serious accident, many victims are looking for a sympathetic ear to help them through the long road to recovery. You'll be making a new “friend” in the insurance adjuster assigned to your claim, but don't let that comfort zone become a danger zone for your injury claim!

The insurance adjuster is first and foremost an employee of the insurance company, meaning he or she will protect the company's best interests before yours.

Even though it will seem like an adjuster is doing everything to get you a fair settlement as quickly as possible, what he or she is really making sure is that the company can close your case while paying as little out of their own pocket as possible.

When talking with the insurance adjuster, remember that EVERYTHING potentially could be recorded. This means if you get too chatty and say things that could damage your claim like, “Oh, well it wasn't that bad of an accident,” these statements could be used to show evidence that your injuries aren't worth as much as you claim.

Also beware of the world of social media and insurance companies. Because society today revolves heavily on sharing our experiences via Twitter and Facebook, insurance companies know that it's a goldmine for candid information on their claimants. 

Do not accept a friend request from anyone you aren't sure you know personally – especially if your insurance adjuster tries to friend you! If the adjuster has access to your profile, he or she can dig up potentially damaging status updates, location check-ins and photos.

Before you start worrying if your insurance adjuster is milking you for damaging information or leading you into dangerous territory, remember that you have the right to legal help. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you avoid the insurance industry tactics that can result in low settlements or unfair claim denials.

Protect Yourself from “Friendly” Insurance Adjusters!

Your real friends are the ones at your bedside as you recover from your injuries, not a stranger at an insurance company! Don't let the false sympathy from an insurance adjuster distract you from seeking a full settlement for the damages you suffered in an accident caused by another's negligence.

While you focus on your recovery and emotional well being, you should have a personal injury attorney on your side to help handle all of the legal matters that can come with filing a personal injury claim. At The Kahn Law Firm, our husband-and-wife attorney team is here to help advocate for your rights. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll-free 1-844-301-KAHN.

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