Let your attorney handle the insurance adjuster's requests.An insurance adjuster gathers information from you and any other evidence available to determine the payment you should receive for your losses. They are not working for you. They are working for the insurance company. Their job, then, is to reduce what they approve in any way possible to save the insurance company money.

Insurance adjusters are not always honest or upfront about their role in settling a claim. They may even use tricks to get the job done, such as omitting information or using the information you provide against you. That’s why it is so important to avoid speaking to an insurance adjuster after a motorcycle accident whenever possible.

Let Your Motorcycle Accident Attorney Help 

Everything you say to a motorcycle accident insurance adjuster can be used against you. For example, if you tell the insurance adjuster that you’ve had a bad back for years, but this accident made it worse, they could try to claim your injury is pre-existing. 

They may also try to force you to close your claim early, promising to get funds to you faster. Yet, by closing your claim too fast, you may not have the ability to obtain compensation for all of your losses—especially if you have long-term rehab needs.

When you work with a motorcycle accident attorney in Nebraska, we can handle talking to the insurance company for you. If an adjuster calls you, simply tell them you’re represented by our team and provide our contact information. 

What If You Make a Mistake? 

Your ability to file a claim with the insurance company doesn’t go on forever. If you settle your claim for less than what’s owed to you, you’re likely unable to reopen that claim. That’s why it is so important to work with an attorney who can ensure you receive compensation in full. 

At the Law Office of Matthew A. Lathrop, PC, LLO, we can handle all types of insurance adjuster needs for you. We’ll help you avoid claim mistakes. Call us for an appointment.

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