Posted on: March 2, 2010
Insurance adjusters, by and large, are fine people.
Nevertheless, you should be wary of people who have goals that compete with your own goals. It is wise to consult with someone who is as professional and experienced as the insurance adjuster, but who shares your goals – not the insurance company’s.
Insurance claims adjusters are the people who work for insurance companies, whose responsibility is it to oversee a particular claim. As soon as the insurance company becomes aware of a South Carolina car accident or any other type of accident, it will assign an adjuster to the case to protect its interests. In a North Charleston auto collision case, for example, you will have to resolve the “property damage claim” (the claim related to fixing your car or declaring it a “total loss”) and the “personal injury claim” (the claim related to you or your family’s injuries, medical bills, lost time from work, and pain and suffering compensation).
Lawyers and their staff who regularly handle SC personal injury claims often have a hard time with insurance adjusters. Personal injury lawyers in South Carolina and adjusters normally have opposite incentives and goals: the lawyer’s goal is to obtain the maximum recovery for their client, and the adjuster’s goal is to settle the claim cheaply.
Insurance adjusters are a skilled group of professionals. Many are college educated, have passed a certification test, and have continuing education requirements so that they can stay abreast of new developments in the industry.
Many people who try to handle claims on their own, and many inexperienced lawyers as well, have a hard time with these trained professionals. Insurance adjusters have different motivations than injured people (“claimants”) and their lawyers. Adjusters have bosses to report to and company money to save.
When you’re injured, remember that while insurance adjusters may sound like good-hearted people, you’re better off at least consulting with an experienced North North Charleston personal injury lawyer . At our firm, we have the same motivations that you do – to get you all the money you deserve. Call George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers 24/7 Toll Free at 1-800-849-SINK (7465) and get someone on your side.
The information relayed in this blog is for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. The cases referenced and explained by the blog’s author(s) are for informational purposes only and are not intended to imply that certain, or similar, results may be achieved in each client’s case.