How to Work With a Claims Adjuster
- May 4, 2016
- Eric Block
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When it comes to settling a car crash case, the facts of your individual case will determine how long it will take to settle. This is one of the most pressing questions that clients have following a car accident and one of the most difficult to answer. The length of time it will take to settle your car accident case can vary depending on a number of factors. Those factors include the complexity of your case, the nature and severity of your injuries, and the amount of the claim.
In the event that you decide to settle your car accident case, it is important to remember that how you interact with a claims adjuster can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. Below are some important tips to facilitate the settlement process:
Be organized: Make sure to take thorough notes in the event that you have a conversation with the claims adjuster. Also, be sure to keep a copy of everything you submit. Lastly, if you have agreed to provide the adjuster with certain information, do it promptly.
Be patient: While the waiting period can be frustrating, try not to be in too great a hurry to settle your claim. Perhaps even more importantly, do not jump at a first offer. Holding off for a little while often increases your settlement amount.
Be persistent: Don’t let the adjuster sit on your claim. Put everything that you and the adjuster have agreed upon in a letter confirming what was said. That way, when the day a certain event was due to happen, you can call and politely request a response.
Be calm: Avoid high emotions. If you show the adjuster you are making a good-faith claim, you will likely get a good-faith settlement offer in return. Your job is simply to show the adjuster that you know how the process works and that your claim is an honest one.
Contact an experienced attorney
If you or someone you know was injured in a car crash, contact the Law Offices of Eric S. Block at (904) 853-1380 right now for a free confidential consultation! The experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Eric S. Block want to help you get the compensation you deserve. If you have been seriously injured and are not yet represented, your case can be substantially compromised.
Any questions? Call me personally on my cell phone at 904-607-8888.