What to know about speaking with an insurance adjuster after a car accident

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To learn more about what you should keep in mind when speaking with an insurance adjuster after a car accident, continue reading and give our skilled car accident attorneys a call today.

How should I speak with an insurance adjuster after a car accident?

  • First, it is important to note that you should never speak with an insurance company before employing a personal injury attorney. This is because insurance companies are businesses, and many times, they care more about their bottom line than they do about you recovering the compensation you need. To be brief, they are not your advocate, but our legal team is. We will ensure that you do not obtain a lowball settlement or sign any paperwork that is unfair or puts you at a detriment.
  • You should also keep in mind that in most cases, insurance adjusters will use sneaky tactics to try and get you to contradict yourself or downplay your injuries. This is why it is so essential that you acquire medical documentation and bills concerning your injuries, as we can use these hard facts to establish the extent of your injuries and the damages you’ve sustained. Also, having an attorney present during these conversations can ensure that you do not fall into any of their traps or answer a trick question “incorrectly.”
  • In many circumstances, after an accident, the other party’s insurance company will try to send you to a specific auto body shop. You do not have to follow this advice. Frequently, they have deals worked out with these shops, and if you choose that shop, you may obtain an estimate that does not fully cover the cost of the damage done to your car. The bottom line is that if you have an auto body shop that you trust, you should pick that one instead.
  • As previously communicated, in many instances, insurance companies will offer you a lowball settlement to begin. If you deny this settlement, you shouldn’t be surprised if the insurance company all of sudden gives you the silent treatment. This is because they are hoping that you will wait longer than the statute of limitations allows to file your claim. Our firm can keep after the insurance company to ensure that they respond in a timely fashion and cooperate with us at all times.

It is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today if you have any questions. Our skilled personal injury attorneys are on your side.


Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. Contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

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