Should I speak with an insurance adjuster following an accident?

Insurance companies and their adjusters are acting in the insurance companies' best interest, not yours.

All opposing insurance companies want to do is minimize the check they must write. They'll do anything within the bounds of reason and the law to minimize that.

Leave discussions with the adjuster to your attorney. Remember, the adjuster’s job is to save money for the insurance company.

Adjusters are well equipped with a bag of tricks—tactics that they use with accident victims to avoid paying the full value of a claim. Don’t give an insurance adjuster a recorded statement or sign medical authorizations or releases unless your lawyer tells you to do so.

Refer the adjuster to your personal injury attorney to avoid making a mistake that could cost you thousands.

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact our personal injury attorneys at the Elk Grove-based O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm by phone or send us an email and someone from our office will be in touch with you shortly.

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