SettlementCentral.Com Newsletter

Issue 15

In this issue

Handling the First Call from the Insurance Adjuster

  • No tape recording
  • Keep your resolve to pursue this claim
  • Resist overtures toward an early settlement

Settle-It-Yourself Newsletter

Hello!!  Welcome to the October edition 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. 

In this issue, we will discuss how to handle the first call from 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 settlement.

As always, we will post our articles on our website as they are sent out in the Settle-It-Yourself Newsletter.  Our readers will have a rich resource available to them, our hands-on battles with the insurance companies translate into useful and accurate information for our readers.


Handling the First Call from the Insurance Adjuster

Following a personal injury accident, whether that accident is a result of a dog bite, car accident, motorcycle accident or some other type of personal injury, the first thing an injured party will receive from an insurance company is a pleasant greeting from the friendly adjuster along with a request to record your statement and to sign some medical authorizations.  All quite standard, she will assure you.  Just have the nerve to challenge this process, and you will soon discover that this friendly phone call is an important step for adjusters to control the claim.  

In truth, none of this is standard, except as defined by the insurance industry, and we want you to be well-educated on these subjects before you consider such requests.  Recorded statements and authorization forms pose risks to a fair resolution of your claim.  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 no merit.  And the third ground rule is to resist her overtures toward an early settlement. 

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Jeanine Steele

Publisher, Settle it Yourself Newsletter

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SettlementCentral.Com, 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 accidents.

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