The Insurance Adjuster Said You Don’t Need an Attorney—Is it True?
The Insurance Adjuster Said You Don’t Need an Attorney—Is it True?

If you have been injured in an auto accident that was not your fault, you will have to make a claim through the at-fault driver’s insurance company. When you do this, an insurance adjuster will be assigned to your case, and here’s where things can get tricky. The insurance adjuster might tell you that you shouldn’t bother consulting with a personal injury attorney. Perhaps the adjuster tells you that your case is too small for a personal injury attorney to take on. Or that an attorney is just out to take your money. An adjuster might even try to convince you that your case will likely end up dragging out in court if you hire an attorney.

First off, understand that an insurance adjuster is not a law expert. They do not have the authority to give you legal advice, and any legal claims they make should be taken with a grain of salt. These tactics to deter accident victims from seeking legal representation are widely known in the industry, and they have no merit.

Why Doesn’t the Insurance Company Want You to Have an Attorney?

Now, why would an insurance adjuster not want you to have a personal injury attorney? Simply put, these companies are not making money by paying out claims. Paying claims means losing profits. It is not the adjuster’s job to give you sound legal advice, and it is very often in their best interest for car accident victims to forgo legal representation and settle their claims on their own.

Insurance adjusters know you are more likely to accept a lowball offer if you do not have an experienced personal injury attorney helping you negotiate. Thus, it makes sense that they would try to deter you from consulting with an attorney.

“Consult with a personal injury attorney who is looking out for your best interest, and don’t fall for the tricks or threats of an insurance adjuster who isn’t concerned with what is best for you,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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