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How should I deal with insurance adjusters?
In order to recover damages after being injured in an accident in South Carolina you will have to file a South Carolina personal injury claim. As part of the South Carolina personal injury claim process, you will be contacted by insurance adjusters-this is done with every party involved in the accident. Speaking with insurance adjusters can be nerve wracking. After all, they are the on-the-ground representation, or "foot-soldiers," of the insurance industry. It's their job to make sure their insurance company pays as little as possible.
Learning how to deal with insurance adjusters can make or break your South Carolina personal injury claim. For example, if an insurance adjuster asks you to make a recorded statement after your accident in South Carolina, do not do so without speaking to a qualified attorney first.
Most importantly, be organized and professional when dealing with insurance adjusters. Get their contact information, and company they work for. Find out if the insurance adjuster knows of any witnesses and do your best to describe your injuries in only general terms-let the doctors go into the details.
It's likely that all the insurance adjusters you speak to will be very personable and chatty, in an effort to encourage you to be the same and divulge information after being in a South Carolina car accident. When they contact you after you have filed your South Carolina personal injury claim, keep the conversation friendly but stick to the facts of the case.
If you sustained any injuries in the accident in South Carolina, even if they seemed relatively minor at the time, make sure to contact a Charleston personal injury attorney to protect yourself from being taken advantage of by insurance adjusters. Seeking the Help of a Charleston Personal Injury Attorney
The South Carolina personal injury attorney team at the Shelly Leeke Law Firm is available to help accident victims cope with the legal implications of a serious injury. Our firm's focus on personal injury cases includes injury from auto accidents including pedestrian and bicycle injuries, work-related injuries and Workers' Compensation claims, and injuries resulting from dangerous prescription drugs.
In TheSouth Carolina Accident Book, Charleston personal injury attorney Shelly M. Leeke provides practical information for accident claims in South Carolina. She outlines the legal and settlement process for injury claims; offers tips on dealing with insurance companies; provides insight on steps to take to protect the value of an injury claim; and discusses common questions and legal issues that come up in accident claims. Shelly Leeke helps you to evaluate your claim so you can decide if you need an attorney for your accident case. Click here to order your complimentary copy.