What are some common insurance industry settlement tactics I should know to handle my Georgia injury claim on my own?

There are a number of insurance industry tactics of which you should be aware when filing a Georgia injury claim. But just being aware of these tactics may not be enough for you to effectively handle your Georgia injury claim on your own, especially considering you may be dealing with a lengthy recovery.

Consider that an Atlanta personal injury attorney is not only aware of insurance industry tactics that may damage your Georgia injury claim, but has years of experience in communicating with adjusters and can adequately take steps to offset their practices.

Some common insurance industry tactics that can damage your Georgia injury claim include:
 
  • Delay - this is an extremely common practice that is used to get victims to accept settlement offers for less than what they deserve. The sheer frustration that adjusters cause is enough to make victims want to be through with the process as soon as possible.
  • Excessive requests for information - this can also cause frustration, especially when adjusters ask for documents completely unrelated to the victim's injuries.
  • Undervalued claims - insurance adjusters may offer seemingly arbitrary settlement offers that don't accurately reflect the victim's medical expenses or lost wages.
  • Small talk - beware of casual conversation with an insurance adjuster; often it is just a means to get you to say something that will damage your Georgia injury claim. 


In addition to some of the above mentioned tactics used to devalue your claim, insurance adjusters may also dispute the extent of your injuries and even misrepresent the policy limits that they can provide.

An Atlanta personal injury attorney can handle any and every frustrating insurance industry tactic in order to keep your Georgia injury claim on track. While you reserve your energy for recovery, an Atlanta personal injury attorney can deal with the paperwork, legal procedures and negotiations in efforts to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Contacting an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case - 404-842-7838.