At Weinstein & Cohen, we have been practicing personal injury law for more than 30 years. This tenure has afforded us extensive experience in dealing with and settling personal injury claims with insurance adjustors. And just like in any profession – there are both good and bad adjustors out there. However, one thing that adjustors have in common is they are skilled in the tried and true practice of negotiating.
They don’t want you to hire an attorney
You have to remember that your insurance adjuster, no matter how nice they may seem, is not on your side. The goal of an adjuster is to maximize an insurance company’s profits – and that can sometimes come at the expense of your injury. Insurance companies do not want you to be represented by an experienced and knowledgeable attorney and we have seen many instances where insurance adjustors have actually discouraged individuals from retaining an attorney.
Insurance adjustors are seasoned negotiators
One of the main reasons insurance adjustors often dissuade individuals from hiring an attorney is because they will be forced to deal with someone as skilled in the art of negotiation as themselves. Insurance adjustors receive extensive training across a variety of disciplines when it comes to negotiation – as they are paid to negotiate with those injured in an accident to try and save their company money. Individuals not represented by an attorney are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to dealing with their insurance company and its trained adjustors.
Talking provides adjusters an advantage
It may seem harmless to recount the details of an accident or talk about your injuries with an adjuster, but as personal injury attorneys, we would caution restraint. Adjustors are skilled at taking only what they need from a conversation and using it as means to protect the insurance carrier and reduce your recovery. Hire a professional and seasoned attorney that understands what exactly should be shared with an insurance company and allow them to communicate on your behalf.
An experienced personal injury attorney will put your priorities first. If you or someone you care about has been injured or involved in an accident across South Florida and Southwest Florida, contact the accident lawyers and personal injury attorneys at Weinstein & Cohen at 239-793-3331 or 305-374-1011, or visit fairnessforall, for an absolutely free and confidential legal consultation to learn more about your options.