Insurance companies: Fast to act or acting fast?

Did you ever wonder why immediately after an automobile collision an adjuster from an insurance company is calling you?

The truth behind this dirty little trick is that the insurance companies want to get to you before you know your rights or the full extent of your injuries. They may even go as far as showing up with a check to show their care and compassion. The reality is the check is probably worth a fraction of the true value of your claim. The bottom line is, the quicker an insurance company can get you to settle your case for pennies on the dollar, the bigger the profit they will turn year after year. The time period immediately following an automobile collision is extremely confusing. The insurance company may tell you that you do not need a lawyer. The truth is, the last thing insurance companies want you to do is to pick up the phone and call a lawyer who will explain what rights you have. Make no mistake, the insurance company knows that the minute you know your rights, the less likely their dirty little trick of acting fast after a collision will work.

If the above scenario has happened to you, you may still have rights against your insurance company even if you signed a release. Lastly, if you have been involved in an automobile collision, remember one thing, the insurance company is not your friend, you need a lawyer who will fight to protect your rights. Call today for a free consultation and appointment at (570) 714-4878.

This article was originally published as a column on Citizen’s Voice.

Fellerman, Gregory E. & Ciarimboli, Edward J. (2007) “Fast to act or acting fast?” Citizens Voice.

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