Myth #2: Your Insurance Adjuster Is Nice and Trustworthy
Truth: He’s only a nice guy if he wins! At his job, he only wins when you lose. At Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers, we only win when you win.
You are not more important to your insurance adjuster then his job, or him getting a raise or promotion.
Successful insurance company adjusters will act like your best friend… as long as he thinks he can win. Your adjuster knows that if you don’t know what your case is worth, then he is your expert! This is playing right into his hands.Your insurance adjuster is capable of telling you anything to persuade you to try and settle with him quickly and cheaply. This is his job. While he will rarely admit to things he may have told you, some adjusters will do virtually anything to scare you out of getting the money you are entitled to.
Face it, you don’t know insurance claims as well as your adjuster knows insurance claims. If you’ve been hurt, accepting less than you are entitled to may haunt you for the rest of your life. For your insurance adjuster, your claim is just another of hundreds of claims to him. You are nothing more to him than the claim number he gave you. Your insurance adjuster wants his claim numbers to add up to low settlements.
He wants to sit at his lunch table and brag to his other adjuster buddies about the sucker he just settled with and how low he got out for—This really happens!