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5 Secrets the Insurance Companies Don't Want You to Know

5 Secrets the Insurance Companies Don't Want You to Know

| Apr 15, 2013

  1. The insurance company doesn't want you to win. Even if you opt for the best auto insurance in South Carolina, their primary goal as a business is to pay out the least amount of money possible.  Insurance claims adjustors will look for every possible way to NOT pay you the money you deserve. After an accident, they will investigate every possibility to deny your claim. If you are in a wreck, you may need to have an experienced South Carolina auto accident attorney on your side that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
  2. Insurance companies want to confuse you. Claims adjustors and insurance company attorneys may ask you confusing, double-barreled questions, full of legal jargon, in an attempt to get you to admit to something you would not normally admit to. They may interrogate you to try and pry information that they can use against you in court. To avoid these situations, you should hire a knowledgeable car accident attorney who can outmaneuver the claims adjustors and ensure you have proper representation. Do not give the insurance companies a formal statement - or any other information - until you have spoken to an experienced attorney.
  3. The adjustors may try to use your medical records against you. If you are in an accident, the other party's insurance company may try to get you to sign a release form to gain access to your medical records. While this may seem like a time-saver, it allows the insurance companies to see ALL of your medical records, including prior or existing injuries not associated with your accident. Claims adjustors may try to use this information against you in court. Before you sign anything, make sure you have an auto accident attorney who knows how to handle your medical records with care.
  4. The insurance adjustors want to drag out the settlement process. After an accident, you want to settle as soon as possible in order to pay your medical bills and auto repair costs. Insurance companies may stall and try to drag out the settlement process as long as possible in an attempt to gather more information and reduce the settlement amount. Make sure you have an attorney who can recognize these stalling tactics and keep the claims adjustors in line.
  5. They may offer you a big lump of cash up front that might not actually cover all your costs. Insurance companies may try to get you to settle with a large amount of money up front, without taking recurring medical bills, lost wages, and the cost of pain and suffering into account. They count on a "Wow, look at all that money!" response in the hopes that you will not take the time to actually calculate all the bills and expenses and find out that huge wad of cash doesn't actually cover everything. Make sure you get the money you need to cover ALL your expenses by hiring a South Carolina accident attorney.
 

If you believe you are being lowballed by an auto insurance company, get in touch with one of our experienced attorneys at George Sink P.A. Injury Lawyers. We can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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