Don’t Be Intimidated: How to Handle Aggressive Adjusters After an Accident
Have you been injured in an accident? If so, then you’ve likely filed a claim against the at-fault party. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, we get calls all the time from individuals who thought it would be a simple process to get the compensation they’re owed, but end up dealing with a situation that’s much more complicated than they thought. Often, the first sign that it’s going to be a pain is an insurance adjuster who acts aggressively or even in a hostile way. Here are a few tips to help you in this situation.
You don’t need an insurance adjuster adding to the stress of the situation
The reality is that the situation is already stressful enough – the last thing you need, as the victim in the accident, is to deal with an adjuster who’s being abusive. It’s important to note that not all adjusters are aggressive, or even abusive. In fact, there are many who are downright friendly and nice. The problem is that just because someone is being nice, doesn’t mean that they’re giving you a fair deal.
Computer programs can remove you from the equitation
It used to be that an insurance adjuster would consider all the facts in a situation and would make a decision themselves about what you’re owed. In many cases today, the adjuster actually doesn’t make any decisions. All they do is gather evidence, plug it into a computer, and offer you the number that comes out. This can be a problem for one main reason: You’re not the sum of a string of numbers; you’re a victim who deserves to be fairly compensated.
A personal injury attorney is the best answer to this issue
If you’ve dealt with an insurance adjuster who’s friendly and seems to be offering you a good deal, you should call a California persona injury attorney to make sure that you’re really getting what you deserve. If you’re dealing with an adjuster who pressures you or is otherwise aggressive then you definitely need to contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas right away. We can help take the pressure off of you.
Some insurance companies feel they have more incentive than ever before to force you to sue them
In the past, insurance companies wanted to avoid a lawsuit more than anything. As a result, it was often possible to get a better offer if you simply threatened to get an attorney. Today that’s not always the case, thanks to tort reform that can make it more challenging to sue.
The good news is that when you call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, you’ll get a free legal consultation. In fact, we work on a contingency basis. This means you won’t owe us a cent until you’re paid for your accident – and if for any reason you don’t get compensation, then you won’t owe us a cent. For more information, call us today at 909-982-0707.