If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you’re probably going to talk to an insurance adjuster sooner or later.
Before you do, however, here are some basic facts for dealing with adjusters. While we advise our clients NOT to speak to an adjuster until talking to us, we recognize sometimes you have to speak to them.
Since we advise nearly all of our clients to handle their own property damage claims (it’s quicker and cheaper that way, usually) there’s often no way to completely avoid talking to the adjuster. Use these tips to protect yourself:
- Remember the adjuster is NOT on your side, they can’t lie, but they CAN and WILL withhold information
- You can pick your own repair shop for your vehicle, and you can request a rental similar to what you’re driving
- You do NOT have to give detailed information about your injuries, and you shouldn’t
- In North Carolina, you usually will have 3 years from the date of the wreck to resolve your case; don’t let the adjuster rush you into doing something rash
- If the adjuster tries to discourage you from hiring a lawyer, you KNOW you need one
Sticking with these tips can make the process a bit easier, and much safer for you and your claim. It’s always best to start out with information, however, so if you’ve been hurt in a car accident, trucking collision, bicycle wreck, or otherwise been injured by someone else’s negligence, contact our firm by clicking here for our website contact form, or call us at 919-348-4361. We’ll set up a free, no-obligation consultation. We only take those cases where we really think we can help, and we only get paid if we get you a recovery, so there’s no risk to you.