There are several reasons why you shouldn’t sign an insurance release after an injury accident before talking to an experienced personal injury attorney. My name is Rivers Morrell and after more than 40 years of experience as an injury attorney I can tell you this for sure:
The insurance adjuster in your case wants to settle your claim as quickly as possible for the lowest possible dollar amount.
In most cases the adjuster will seem to make a very good settlement on the property damage to your car. That portion of your insurance claim is actually pretty straight forward. A few estimates from local body shops and you know how much you’ll need before agreeing to a settlement.
Personally injury claims are an entirely different matter, and you are right not to sign an insurance release after an injury accident before speaking with me personally for a free consultation.
For example, in many cases the adjuster will attempt to convince the injured person to accept a low settlement which only covers their actual medical bills. They say nothing of the missed wages from work, the suffering you’ve been forced to endure or the complications such as herniated discs or arthritis which will set in down the road.
The first 20 years of my career I represented major insurance carriers. I know how they think and the tactics they use in these cases. Insurance adjusters are highly trained and skilled negotiators who attempt to make a “personal” connection so that you will settle your injury claim quickly and for far less than the actual amount you deserve under the law.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident It doesn’t take more than a few moments to give us a free call to make sure you have all of the information necessary to make a sound decision. We invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact us or call 949-305-1400 for a free consultation.