Should I Give a Statement to the Insurance Company?
After an accident, an insurance adjuster might want to take a recorded statement from the injured person. They claim this statement is necessary to evaluate a claim and that recording it is only to ensure that they get each detail exactly right. In reality, this is a delay tactic used to frustrate an injured person. The insurance adjuster is looking for any tiny detail that may be different from your recorded statement with any statements you may have given to police or any witness statements that may be available. A Portland Accident Attorney can prevent these delay tactics and work to keep your case moving as quickly as possible.
Delay Tactics Explained by a Portland Accident Attorney
These delay tactics are used to frustrate the injured person into accepting a settlement that is far below what they should get. The insurance company knows that an injured person becomes more and more desperate as time passes. In order to get money to pay for lost wages, medical treatment, and other necessary expenses, a person might conclude that their best option is to take what they can get.
A Portland Accident Attorney can work to keep your case moving along as quickly as possible. While every claim takes time, it is possible to prevent stalling and foot-dragging from the insurance company that can unnecessarily delay resolution. Do not accept a settlement offer before at least speaking with a lawyer who can explain whether this settlement is fair or not.
At Johnson Law, we understand how frustrating it can be to deal with an insurance company after an injury. We focus on dealing with the adjuster while you focus on the important task of getting healthy. We will make sure that you are fully compensated for your injuries and that you are treated fairly by the insurance company. To speak with a Portland Accident Attorney about your injuries, contact Johnson Law today for a free consultation.