That “Friendly” Claims Representative is Not Your Friend
An insurance company’s only goal is to resolve your claim for as little money as possible. The claims representative, claims handler, or adjuster is hired to help the insurance company accomplish this goal.
Adjusters who are good at their job will interact with injured drivers in a warm and polite manner. This helps them develop a relationship with the injured driver and makes it more likely you’ll agree to:
Give a recorded statement;
Sign an authorization for the release of your medical records (a “HIPAA authorization”); or
Sign a Settlement Agreement or Release which resolves your claim (usually for a minimal amount of money.
Before you do any of these things, you should speak with a Georgia auto injury attorney. Your attorney is on your side and can tell you whether the insurance company is treating you fairly.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Georgia, call 1-844-GA-JUSTICE to speak with the experienced personal injury attorneys at The Strickland Firm.