My prospective clients frequently ask me "should I talk with the insurance adjuster?"  Generally, my clients don't want the hassle of a lawsuit.  They know, however, that their claim cannot be resolved with at least speaking with a representive of the  insurance company.  But they also have the sense that the adjuster is not on their side.  Perhaps the adjuster was rude or dismissive to them.  I tell my clients that it is perfectly fine to speak with the adjuter.  Don't be afraid.  But before you do understand five important facts:

1. The adjuster does not work for you.  They work for their employer, the insurance company.

2. In the case of the liability adjuster for the person who crashed into you, that adjuster's job is to pay you a little as possible or nothing at all even if the law, justice, morality, and common sense indicate that you deserve compensation. 

3. You are not required to sign an authorization allowing them to see your medical records, or employement records.

4. You are not required to give them a recorded statement, or any statement for that matter.

5. You are not required to use the repair show of their choice.  You get to chose.  

There is nothing wrong with speaking with the adjuster.  But do so on your terms, and after you have obtained knowledge about your case.  That is why I have created a free book that you can get on this website, How to Put Your Best Foot Forward in Your Truck or Car Accident Case in Connecticut.  The book answers all sorts of questions my clients have asked me over the years about how to talk with and deal with the insurace adjuter.  You might not need a lawyer, but you need my free book.  It is free, and available from this website.

If you or anyone you know have been involved in a car accident and are dealing with an insurance adjuter get my book and always feel free to contact the Groton car accident lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm, PC., 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, Connecticut 860 445 8521 or toll free at 888 717 4211.

Peter J. Bartinik, Jr.
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Civil Trial Attorney, Practicing Law in Connecticut