Insurance companies are not your friends. Without getting into all the details, you need someone on your side who knows what you are entitled to obtain from the insurance company. In most cases, they don’t volunteer all the information. They are not there to be your buddy. They want to close files…and quickly. I’ve heard stories of insurance adjusters insisting on meeting at a coffee shop days after an accident to dangle a few dollars in front of my clients in exchange for a full release of all claims. There is usually no emergency and no urgency to talk to the opposing party’s insurance company right after an accident. Of course, it’s usually ok to speak with your own company. You actually employ them and they have a fiduciary duty to you the other insurance company simply doesn’t have.
by Robert Mansour
Robert Mansour is a personal injury lawyer serving Santa Clarita, Valencia,