I cannot emphasize this enough - the insurance adjuster's job is to "adjust" your personal injury claim. Their job description is in their title - "adjuster". After over 20 years of practicing law, working both sides of the fence (plaintiff and defense), I can safely say that insurance adjusters almost always adjust your claim DOWN. I don't remember the last time an adjuster told me the value of the case should be more than I'm asking. They've never said, "You know what, Rob....I know your client wants $10,000 to settle this case, but I'm going to offer you $25,000 instead." Never happens.
So here are some common arguments that will be used against you in an effort to minimize your claim or deny it altogether.
These are just some of the arguments insurance adjusters will use against you. Remember, they do so because that's their job. That is their reason to go to work every day. They are not on your side. They are not there to help you. There allegiance is to their employer - the insurance company. There is nothing wrong with that. After all, there are many exaggerated and false claims out there. I just want you to be aware of these realities. Don't take them personally. These arguments are not just being used against you - they are being used against virtually every person who brings a claim.
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by Robert Mansour
Robert Mansour is a personal injury lawyer serving Santa Clarita, Valencia,