If you or a loved one has been injured the first 24 hours are critical. In fact, the first 24 hours may set the table for the rest of your life! This is when you are most vulnerable. At GB Legal we've seen insurance adjusters who leverage your injury to get you settle for less than you deserve. The sad thing is they are often successful. The only way we know to prevent being a victim twice in less than a day is to be hyper vigilant or retain someone like GB Legal to be hyper vigilant on your behalf.
Never Settle In 24 Hours After An Accident - Don't settle right away. Many injuries don't show up in the first 24 hours and this is especially true for damage to muscles and other soft tissue structures. People often are on pain medications and this further minimizes the pain and restriction in motion and disturbed sleep. Insurance carriers work diligently to contact you as rapidly as possible because once you have settled they are not responsible for any additional complaints that may arise. In other words you are then on your own! At GB Legal we know the tactics they use and we use those against them.
What The Adjustor Wants To See Happen - Quick and cheap settlements are the name of their game. This is the ultimate goal of an adjustor. They've been there and done that and the good ones know what you are going to say almost before you say it. They have responses that make a great deal of sense. They do this professionally and they are very good at it! They will offer what sounds like a lot of money for what they describe as a minor impact and you need to keep in mind that whatever they pay you will be gone well before your injuries and pain in most cases. We do this for a living and what's even better is we know how to evaluate a case and know all of the facts before we settle. We still see clients from years ago and the happiest are the ones who waited for all of the facts before settling.
Get Everything In Writing - Keep in mind that whatever an adjustor tells you is worth the paper it's written on... No paper = they didn't say it! We work with adjustors daily and we have a much different relationship with them. We keep phone logs, e-mails and fax communication for every communication we have because we know what their end result is.
At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when they refuse to follow the law. We help with serious issues that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth. We have over 70 years of experience on our legal team and we also have a former insurance company defense attorney in our plaintiff's only law firm. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We Can Help!