Sometimes, insurance company adjusters will deliberately delay a settlement. They are getting a steady paycheck, and often have no incentive to settle your case. Sometimes, they hate their job, so they’re going to get even by making your life miserable. They know that they have all the time in the world, while you are the one who is under time pressure. After all, in most cases you need to file a lawsuit within a certain period of time. Some insurance adjusters simply try to run the clock against you. Even if you have good insurance, you may find that it is very difficult to get them to make payments and reimburse doctor bills. They are in no hurry. Usually the other party’s insurance won’t pay your bills until you’re done treating. Sometimes, they won’t even return your call. They understand that you are getting dinged by doctors and bill collectors. They figure the longer they take, the more desperate you will become. The more desperate you become, the more likely you will be to accept their low-ball offer.
by Robert Mansour
Robert Mansour is a personal injury lawyer serving Santa Clarita, Valencia, Saugus, Canyon Country, Newhall, Stevenson Ranch, Castaic and surrounding communities.