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How to deal with the insurance adjuster after a Leesburg FL slip and fall

June 14, 2014

If you’ve been hurt in a Leesburg Florida slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, your phone is likely to ring within a few days of your injury. When you answer the phone, the insurance adjuster making the call to you will be nice. The adjuster is likely to be interested in your accident, your injuries, and your recovery; she may even be sympathetic to your pain, financial loss, and inconvenience.

But make no mistake about it. The insurance adjuster is not on your side; it is not the adjuster’s job to look out for your best interests. Instead, it is the insurance adjuster’s job to save money for the insurance company, which employs her by paying out the least amount of money possible to you. It is the job of a Leesburg Florida slip and fall lawyer to protect your rights, to be on your side, and to look out for your best interests.

While you should not interfere with the insurance company’s investigation and resolution of your claim, the law does not require you to speak directly with the insurance adjuster. If you have retained a Florida injury lawyer to represent you after your slip and fall or other accident, you can refer the adjuster to your attorney and your attorney will handle all communication with the insurance company.

In the end, this can prove to be very important for your legal and financial recovery. For more information about how a Leesburg Florida slip and fall injury claim works, you can give me a call directly on my cell at 352-267-9168.