Can I Trust the Adjuster After a Truck Accident in Georgia?


September 17, 2015

Many people who have been injured in a car accident will ask the question—can I trust the insurance adjuster? The adjuster will often appear friendly at first and will likely apply some pressure on you to resolve the matter quickly. It is important for truck accident victims to always remember that the insurance adjuster is an adverse party. The insurance adjuster has an incentive to deny or minimize your claim and will look for all opportunities to do so.

Do Not Fall for Adjuster Tricks

When dealing with an insurance adjuster, watch out for some common tricks of the trade. Being friendly and understanding can be genuine but can also be part of the adjuster's technique. Often, truck accident victims report a drastic change in the adjuster's tone when money discussions come into play.

Remember that any statements you make to the adjuster can be used against you. Some adjusters will pressure victims into providing a recorded statement in order for a settlement to occur.  Do not do this.  It is always best to consult with an attorney before providing any recorded statement to the insurance company.

With Serious Injuries, Always Seek Advice from a Reputable Attorney

Some insurance adjusters will imply that you do not need to obtain an attorney. Your case, they state, can be easily settled without getting an attorney involved. They may caution you that hiring an attorney is akin to giving a portion of your compensation away. This advice will often result in much heartache for truck accident victims. The insurance company is always seeking to pay as little for your claim as possible. Without an experienced attorney in your court, you will likely be left accepting a settlement for far less than you would otherwise be entitled.

Our truck accident attorneys understand how to work with the insurance company to obtain your strongest possible settlement. Anyone with a serious injury should strongly consider obtaining the assistance of a truck accident attorney.

Once you agree to a settlement and sign the necessary documents, the case is over. You will not be entitled to further compensation, even if you learn that the settlement you accepted was inadequate to meet your ongoing medical bills, time off work and potential disabilities. Do not gamble your future by placing your trust blindly in the insurance adjuster. Consult with an attorney so that you can rest assured your case receives careful attention by someone with skill and knowledge in the area of truck accident law.

Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Put Our Over 30 Years of Experience to Work on Your Case!

Protect yourself in the event of a truck accident. Contact the Georgia Truck Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, as soon as possible after your accident. Our firm offers over 30 years of combined experience in car and truck accident cases and we accept cases across Georgia and in the Southeast. Prompt action is vital to the success of your truck accident case. As such, do not delay in seeking legal assistance as your time to file a claim after the accident is limited. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Truck Accidents

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.