The insurance adjuster sounds so nice on the phone. He always asks about your injuries, about your latest doctors’ appointments, and about what you are doing during the days while you are unable to work. He may even tell you that he is working as hard as he can to get you a quick settlement. The things that the insurance adjuster tells you may be true, but he may be failing to tell you about some other truths that you deserve to know about.

What Most Insurance Adjusters Probably Won’t Tell Kansas City Car Accident Victims

Here are three important things that you probably won’t hear even from the nicest insurance adjuster:

  • You and the insurance company have competing interests. You want to make a fair settlement that compensates you for your past, current and future medical expenses, lost income, out of pocket costs, pain, suffering, and other damages. The insurance company doesn’t care about fair as much as it cares about keeping the settlement low so that it maximizes its profits.
  • You do not have to take the first settlement that is offered to you. Insurance adjusters may try to push quick settlements in the hopes that you will accept less money. However, you do not have to accept the first settlement if you believe that it does not fairly compensate you for your injuries and expenses.
  • You have the right to call a Kansas City car accident lawyer. You don’t have to negotiate with the experienced insurance adjuster on your own, nor do you have to try to determine whether a particular settlement is fair without the guidance of an experienced attorney.

As a Kansas City car crash victim, you have the right to know these things and to protect your own legal right to a fair accident settlement.

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James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.