You already know the situation. You want (and need) to recover fairly after your Lee’s Summit motorcycle accident injury. The insurance adjuster with whom you are negotiating wants (and needs) to pay you as little as possible to satisfy his employer. With these competing goals in mind, it is important to understand what you can do to negotiate effectively with the insurance adjuster assigned to your case in order to protect your recovery.
The Way That You Talk Matters
As with any negotiation, the way that you talk, and what you say, could affect the outcome of your negotiation. Accordingly, we recommend that you consider:
- Always being polite – Make the insurance adjuster like you. It may make it more difficult for the insurance adjuster to offer you a low settlement.
- Talking confidently – If the insurance adjuster senses weakness or vulnerability then he may try to use it against you.
- Not saying anything more than necessary – Anything that you say can later be used against you. Therefore, you should not elaborate on any question asked to you even if it seems like an innocent questions such as, “how was your weekend?”
- Taking time to consider any requests or settlement offers – Do not make a decision immediately. Instead, take the time to think about your options before answering the adjuster.
You also have the option of not saying anything other than please contact my lawyer. Then you won’t have to worry about how to negotiate your own Lee’s Summit motorcycle accident injury settlement.
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