What you Need to Know about Car Accident Settlements

So how does this help you get a higher settlement injury claim? First you have to calculate the value of your settlement.

The main benefit which you have is the luxury of time. Unless you have an immediate financial emergency, you really can afford to take your time and effort investigating your car accident claim and awaiting a higher cash settlement.

The insurance adjuster won’t have this luxury. Their job is to get you to settle fairly quickly and cheaply.

To get a better idea of why the claims adjuster needs to finish quickly, take a look at the tasks they need to do for each personal injury claim:

*Speak to the claimants and witnesses.
*Examine auto insurance policies.
*Look over medical records.
*Determine property damages.
*Study accident and injury photographs.
*Analyze police reports.
*File the necessary insurance claims paperwork.

Now imagine doing that for hundreds of other auto accident claims.

Nearly everyone will accept a quick and very low settlement personal injury claim mainly because:

a) They don’t know how much their claim is definitely worth.
b) They do not know how to work with an insurance adjuster.

Once you know how much your claim is really worth and all the adjuster’s negotiating tactics, you aren’t going to settle your claims hastily and cheaply. This is good for you and bad for the insurance adjuster.