How to Deal With Insurance Adjusters for Your Truck Accident Claim

Dealing with an insurance adjuster after a Texas truck accident isn't easy. Adjusters are notorious for ignoring your calls, demanding difficult information or manipulating victims into saying too much. My number one piece of advice is this: be very careful what you tell an insurance agent after your truck wreck. 

Giving a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Agent

Lots of folks make the mistake of giving a recorded statement to the insurance company before they hire an attorney. Even the slightest slip up in your recorded statement - like telling them you have health insurance that will pay for your medical bills - could hurt your claim. I know it doesn't seem to make sense, but agents are tricky in the way they can use information against you.   

Remember, the insurance agent has only one goal: to make their company money. They do this by limiting the money given to you. 

For more information, read: Learn How Trucking Companies Will Try To Trick You After they Hit You

Signing a Medical Release form for the Insurance Agent

The insurance company isn't your friend, although they will definitely want you to think they are. A lot of insurance adjusters act nice at first because the nicer they are, the more information you'll be willing to give. 

One example of this is how insurance adjusters will ask you to sign a medical release form. Not only is this not required, but I could really hurt your case. Still, the adjuster wants access to your medical history and will try to coax you into giving it up. Don't. 

To learn more, read: Should You Sign a Medical Authorization After Your Texas Truck Wreck?

What's the Best Way to Deal With an Insurance Company?

If you've been in a Texas truck accident, my advice is simple: don't deal with the insurance agent at all. Hire a personal injury attorney who's experienced with handling insurance adjusters. A good lawyer knows what to say and what not to say when dealing with insurance companies, and they'll get to the bottom of your case for you while you focus on recovering. 

If you're in need of an attorney, feel free to give me a call to discuss your case. It doesn't cost any money upfront to hire me, and we'll talk about your legal options and the best plan for you moving forward. 

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Mark A. Anderson
Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer in Fort Worth, Texas