Q What is an insurance adjuster, and what do they do?
An insurance adjuster is an employee of the insurance company. Their job is to gather information about your claim, evaluate your claim, and determine what the insurance company is willing to pay for your claim. Their job is to pay you as little as possible. They “adjust” the claim downward. They have certain duties imposed by law and their duties vary depending on whether they are evaluating a first party claim or a third party claim. But generally they should evaluate each and every claim fairly, although many people can disagree about what “fairly” means. When you have a car or a truck accident case, and you are working with an insurance adjuster you must understand that they do not work for you. Instead, they work of the insurance company. Therefore, they will probably not be looking out for your best interest.
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