About Insurance Adjusters
What You Need To Know About Insurance Adjusters & Auto Accidents in Las Vegas, Nevada
insurance adjusters want you to believe they have your best interests at heart after car and truck accidents. Attorney Paul Padda knows the truth is actually quite different. As employees of insurance companies, insurance adjusters often ask people questions soon after a car accident with one goal in mind: to pay accident victims as little as possible. That’s why it’s important to watch what you say when an insurance adjuster contacts you after your accident. As the saying goes, loose lips sink ships.
Our experienced Las Vegas car accident lawyers know how to deal with insurance adjusters and insurance companies. They don’t intimidate him. After all, he is a former Nevada federal prosecutor who knows how the state’s legal system works and knows how to find the information other law firms often overlook.
Paul Padda and his team of personal injury lawyers are familiar with issues involving an accident with an uninsured driver and other insurance-related issues. And most important, Paul Padda Law knows how to build rock-solid cases. Call our office today at (702) 366-1888 or via our online form to schedule a free, no-risk consultation.
“What should I do if an insurance adjuster calls me?”
An insurance adjuster or claims adjuster works for an insurance company and helps gather evidence for the company about a claim. In the case of a car accident, an insurance adjuster will interview the person filing the claim, interview witnesses, the police and review accident reports and medical records related to the accident.
“What should I do if an insurance adjuster calls me after my car accident?”
Be polite, but don’t give him any information about the accident. Simply tell the insurance adjuster you plan on getting an attorney who can speak to him. If you have hired an attorney, you have already taken an important step in protecting your rights. Give the adjuster your attorney’s name and phone number and decline to answer any other questions. Remember, anything you say to an insurance adjuster could be used against you by the insurance company. And insurance companies are often focused on one thing: paying accident victims as little as possible.
“Do I have to talk to an insurance adjuster after my auto accident?”
No. You can say you plan on retaining an attorney or give the adjuster your lawyer’s name and phone number if you already have one. Politely decline to answer any more questions.
“Do I have to accept an insurance company’s offer for my car accident?”
No. Insurance companies often make “low ball” offers to car accident victims. They do so because they know most people will simply accept the first offer. The problem is insurance companies often offer people far less than the true cost of an accident. That’s why many people negotiate with insurance companies for more money. It’s not easy to do so, but it’s worth it in the end.
“Should I hire a lawyer to deal with insurance companies after my auto accident?”
Yes. Insurance companies and their attorneys can be difficult to deal with after an accident. We know how to handle them and get our clients the money they rightfully deserve. If necessary, we can even help you file a lawsuit against an insurance company to make sure you’re fairly compensated. You have too much at stake to not hire an experienced, aggressive attorney who will fight for the money you rightfully deserve.