How To Negotiate With Insurance Adjusters
If you have been involved in an accident caused by someone’s negligence, you may find yourself negotiating with an insurance adjuster. If you experienced personal injuries in the accident, it is important to understand what adjusters do.
Insurance adjusters are tasked with investigating and settling injury cases. For example, if they are assigned a car accident case, they will investigate to see who was at fault, and then will negotiate with the injury victim, or his attorney, a resolution.
The most important thing to remember is that the insurance adjuster works for the insurance company. His main goal is to save the insurance company money. That means paying you out as little as possible. Always show respect while negotiating, but don’t ever assume the adjuster is on your side.
Never bid against yourself. That means when you are negotiating, never reduce a demand until you receive an increased offer.
Also, while negotiating, it is important to know that you will never know the top number an adjuster is willing to pay. Know that you will never get that top number if you don’t have a personal injury lawyer representing you.
The insurance adjuster of course will discourage you from getting a lawyer. He will say “You don’t need a lawyer.” He says that because if you have a lawyer, the insurance adjuster will have to pay you a fair settlement offer. That is something insurance adjusters hate to do.
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If you have been injured in an accident, you shouldn’t handle the case on your own. Contact us if you need a personal injury lawyer in Boston as we have years of experience handling accident cases, and negotiating with insurance adjusters.