While working with your Central Valley injury attorney to obtain a satisfying settlement in your personal injury case, you may come up against insurance claim adjusters and insurance carrier policies that seem difficult to understand. It helps to take a look at how these carriers do business and what they expect from their employees.
If your case involves a major insurance carrier, that carrier probably doesn’t want the involvement of an attorney in your case, and would prefer to resolve the issue without one. In fact, one major carrier was recently cited for having openly discouraged injured claimants from hiring an attorney at all. Obviously it is in your best interest to seek the assistance of a qualified Central Valley injury attorney who can work with these companies on your behalf and seek the best settlement possible for you.
Lawsuits and settlements
For these large carriers, lawsuits are commonplace, and even huge multimillion dollar lawsuits are not abnormal. In these large firms, adjusters are often involved in litigation for long periods of time. In particular, these large carriers tend to be very successful when litigating smaller to medium cases, such as those in the $25,000 to $30,000 range, when the verdict often rewards a claimant for medical bills and little else. Your lawyer will do his or her best to keep the trial as short and as cost-effective as possible.
Working for these insurance carriers means upholding certain expectations, so it’s important to keep in mind that insurance claim adjusters must meet certain criteria set forth by their employers. For example, many carriers encourage their workers to resolve cases for medical bill expenses with as little payout for pain and suffering as possible, and reward their employees with bonuses for doing so. It’s all about the company philosophy.
For more information about how insurance carriers and adjusters will affect your personal injury case, contact Central Valley injury attorney Michael Meth at (845) 469-9529.