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January 2011 Archives

The Consequences of Speaking to an Insurance Adjuster

Unfortunately, many times an accident victim will sabotage their own personal injury case by speaking to an insurance adjuster without first consulting an attorney. Since the goal of an insurance company is to pay the victim as little as they possibly can, the adjuster will do everything that they can do dissuade an injured individual from pursuing a lawsuit rather than taking the settlement that they are offering. Many times an insurance adjuster will begin calling immediately after an accident in an attempt to retrieve a statement that they can use to their own benefit. What most people do not realize, however, is that they are not obligated to give a statement to an insurance company.