Hello Folks, Attorney Paul Samakow here.

Today I’d like to talk with you about insurance adjusters.

Now I’m going to warn you ahead of time.  This one might turn into one of my rants.

I need to start off by saying I loathe insurance companies.   I get annoyed by catchy jingles such as “Like a good neighbor” or “We’re on your side” or “Only pay for what you need.”

Really?

Where?

Here is the truth: I’ve never witnessed an insurance adjuster being a good neighbor or standing by an injured party’s side.  In fact, I’ve witnessed quite the opposite more times than I care to count.

Here’s more truth.

Insurance companies are “for profit” companies. They only stay in business by remaining profitable, and they remain profitable by denying as many claims as they possibly can and by making insultingly low ball offers anytime they are forced to admit their insured was at fault.

An insurance adjuster is an agent of an insurance company. Their role is to investigate the auto collision and evaluate your claim to determine if and how much you should be paid for your injuries and losses.   If they can deny your claim for any possible reason, please believe me folks, they will.

And this is why it’s so important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney when pursuing a claim with an insurance company.  Call my office.  We properly evaluate your claim and seek to get you a complete and fair settlement offer.   We negotiate with the insurance company for you. They are not “afraid” of you and have no incentive to be fair.  You cannot file a lawsuit.  We can. They will therefore be fair with us.

If you’re involved in an auto collision, you may be covered by your own car insurance policy as well as the other driver’s insurance policy. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may also be covered by other types of insurance such as homeowner’s insurance or umbrella insurance.

Having a good understanding of the various insurance policies involved in a claim can be complex.  This is another reason it’s important to work with the a knowledgeable attorney.  We can help you navigate the complex insurance landscape and recover money for you from all insurance companies that must pay.

If you or someone you love is ever involved in an auto collision, I strongly recommend you call my office immediately 703-854-9288 or 301-298-8383.

We can help you with your personal injury claim, help you get the medical care you need for your injuries and see to it the at fault party pays for your pain and suffering and property damage.

Until next time,

Please be safe, and NEVER text while driving!

Paul Samakow

Attorney Paul Samakow

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