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In this issue
- Handling the first call from
the insurance adjuster
- No tape recording
- Keep your resolve to pursue
- Resist overtures toward an
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Hello!! Welcome to the first issue of Settlement
Central’s Newsletter. We are pleased to share this newsletter with you, as
our business is helping people get satisfactory settlements for their
personal injury claims.
As more time is spent on the roads in summer it is
important that were are as prepared for the unexpected as possible. While
none of us really anticipates being involved in breakdowns or accidents,
“stuff happens”. If you have not yet downloaded the SCC Accident Form
and placed one in each vehicle that you own, we encourage you to do so.
Accurate information will be your alley in the event you are involved in an
accident that is why we also recommend carrying a disposable camera in each
vehicle. Plus it is there when you have that “wish I had a camera” moment.
Now you will, as close as your vehicle.
In this month’s issue, we will discuss the first call
with the insurance adjuster. It is important to learn how to handle your
business with the adjuster, as this can set the tone for the entire
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Handling the First Call from the Insurance Adjuster
Make sure you have her complete identity with all of the contact
information, including what interest she represents. Know that you have no
obligation whatsoever to cooperate with her in any respect. The only reason
you are doing this is that later on she is going to be the one who is going
to pay you, so you want to cooperate just enough to ensure that she will
give a prompt and fair handling to your claim. These people are NOT going
to pay you out of kindness or the goodness of their hearts. They are only
going to pay you because you present the threat of achieving a higher
settlement should you go to court.
Discipline yourself to set some ground rules in your conversation with the
defense adjuster. The first ground rule is No
Tape Recording. The second one is to
keep your resolve to pursue this claim
even when she insists her insured did nothing wrong and that no attorney
would take your case because it has not merit. And the third ground rule is
to resist her overtures toward an early settlement.
For a more thorough discussion of these topics,
please see the following free link
As with all other conversations involving these matters, take notes.
You can scribble them down on a piece of paper while you are talking but
later transpose them to the Confidential Personal Diary
http://www.settlementcentral.com/format.php?Page=0208. That way you
have a chronological record of all the adjusters you have talked with and
the questions they have asked and your responses.
Inc. is a Washington corporation providing general educational information,
online, to personal injury victims throughout the United States on how to
manage their own personal injury claims through the settlement process -
from gathering the necessary information (evidence) to submitting claims
and demand letters through engaging in successful personal injury
settlement negotiations with insurance companies. Our online instructions
and self-help forms and letters are designed to make for easy insurance
claims settlements in the areas of auto accidents, pedestrian accidents,
dog bites, vicious animal bites, premises liability, and slip and fall
comments and suggestions are welcome! Tell us what topics you would like to
see discussed in this newsletter and we will do our best to bring you
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