What to Know Before an Insurance Adjuster Comes to You About a Personal Injury Claim
Any time that someone is injured due to the negligence of another person, that injured person is legally entitled to receive compensation for his or her injuries. This is meant to provide financial compensation for medical bills. Most of the time, however, it will not necessarily be the injuring party that is dispensing the funds but will most likely instead be that party’s insurance company. As part of the process, they will be sending an insurance adjuster your way to assess the situation and determine what the settlement should be.
Before the insurance adjuster comes to you, you should prepare for the meeting as much as you can. The adjuster has the potential to either confirm your situation and strengthen your case or work against you. Due to the fact that the adjuster will always try to work in favor of the insurance company, you need to prepare and tip the scales in your favor instead.
The best way to do this is to collect as much documentation as possible with regards to your injuries and the medical treatment associated with it. This should include doctor’s office visits, outpatient treatment, and prescription medication. The more official documentation that you have, the stronger your case will be against the insurance company and the greater your chances of winning if you need to take it to court. It is also a good idea to have documentation, if possible, regarding the accident itself and the role the other party had in it, although this is less important to the insurance adjuster and it would be to a judge.
Whenever you are preparing for an insurance adjuster’s visit or pursuing a personal injury claim in general, it is always recommended that you consult with an attorney to help determine the best course of action for you. To learn about how we at the Franco Law Firm can serve you in this role and to schedule a free consultation with us today, please call (813) 872-0929.