PERSONAL INJURY AND TRIAL LAWYERS
Offices in Bremerton and Silverdale
216 Sixth Street, Bremerton, WA 98337
FOUNDED IN 1997
Auto [Car] Accident Claims
The list of what insurance companies won't tell you is
long indeed! It is in their best interest to limit your claims and minimize
their exposure after an accident or injury. Adjusters for insurance companies
will not share how much your case is worth, nor will they allow you an
opportunity to recover the full compensation that you are entitled to! Knowing
what information they will withhold and what tricks they might use can help you
to protect yourself in the event of an accident.
What The Insurance Company Won't Tell You...
- How much the defendant is insured for, what the
policy limits are, and how much you are entitled to under the defendants
- You do not have to give a recorded statement to
the Defendant Drivers insurance company. Insurance adjusters will try to
get a recorded statement from you and ask you questions, which will misconstrue
- The adjuster will act like they are protecting your
interests, with a friendly demeanor, but what they dont tell you is
they are only seeking to limit your claim. The adjuster will lead you to
believe they are investigating the claim, what they dont say is, in fact,
they are seeking evidence to defeat or reduce your claim.
- Settling your claim quickly only benefits the
- The insurance company may send you a check, for
property damage or medical bills, what they dont tell you is by
cashing the check, it may have the effect of full and final settlement of your
- They will not help you find a doctor and may even tell
you it is not necessary. DO NOT SIGN ANY DOCUMENTS WITHOUT SEEKING LEGAL
ADVICE. If you sign a medical authorization they will get your current and
past medical records to use against you. The adjuster will try and talk
with your medical providers, if you signed a medical authorization, and lower
your medical costs so they can lower your claim value. They will not pay your
medical bills until the claim is settled.
- The lower amount the insurance company can pay you for
your property damage, the less value they will put on your injury
- The adjusters are trained to assess injuries based on
how low property damages are. The insurance company feels low property
damage equals a small or no injury.
- If you wait to see a doctor, the insurance company
will determine that you could not have been hurt. Significant gaps of time
in between doctor treatments will be treated as though you are not hurt.
- Your medical bills will be reviewed and the adjuster
will lower the value of your medical bills based on their own evaluation of
your treatment. The adjuster will also decide some of your treatment was
not necessary and simply fail to consider this portion of your treatment.
Don't let the Insurance Company determine what happens
with your case! Call Wolfe Law Offices at 360-782-4200 for your free