If you were injured in an accident and are making a personal injury claim, do not trust the insurance adjuster.
Just after an accident, whether it's a car accident, dog bite, slip and fall, or any type of injury-producing accident, the adjuster will try to lull you into believing that you don't need an attorney because he or she will take care of you. Don't be suckered. The adjuster's hidden goal is to save the insurance company money by delaying payment and giving you as little as possible. Without an experienced attorney looking out for you, you may have no idea of the real value of your case.
SHOULD YOU SIGN A MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION?
The insurance adjuster will try to get you to sign a medical authorization. Don't do it. It will give the insurance company unfettered access to your entire medical history, which would be an invasion of your right of privacy. The insurance company will later try to use your medical history against you.
SHOULD YOU GIVE A RECORDED STATEMENT?
The insurance adjuster will try to get a recorded statement from you. Don't give one. It will likely hurt your claim. The adjuster's goal is to lock in your story, and then use it against you later, at deposition or trial, in order to reduce the amount of money they have to pay you.
If you were injured in an accident, you need an experienced lawyer protecting your rights. McGee, Lerer & Associates is a Los Angeles law firm specializing in serious injury cases. Call now for a free consultation or a free second opinion. Speak to an attorney 24/7. (800) 999-9948.