The insurance company contacts you through its claim adjuster, who may also go by the names claims specialist, claims rep, or claims handler. The adjuster usually works for the liability insurance company of the at-fault driver who hurt you. Strangely, if the at-fault driver had no insurance or didn’t have enough, but you have special coverage on your policy, the adjuster actually works for your insurance company.
Every adjuster is a highly trained professional with one job—get the insurance company out of your claim fast and cheap. The adjuster may be friendly, but he’s not your friend. Deal with him at your own peril.
Our experience in South Carolina motorcycle accident cases leads us to tell you there is one question you should REALLY be asking.
When Do I Need an Attorney for a South Carolina Motorcycle Accident?
At Holland & Usry, we don’t use high-pressure sales tactics, and we’re honest. Our honest advice for a motorcycle accident victim is to get some legal advice BEFORE you speak with the adjuster.
Here’s why: You’ve got to overcome unjustified biker bias. That’s the prejudice against riders that non-riders have. They presume you’re a rowdy risk-taker—an outlaw with no regard for the rules of the road. Insurance companies capitalize on it. The adjuster will work to lay a trap for you. Walking in unaware can doom your claim.
We can help you avoid these pitfalls, even if you don’t hire us or you have the rare motorcycle accident case you can handle on your own. If you are better off not paying an attorney to help you, we’ll tell you.
Information Is Power, and We’re Here to Give it to You
The adjuster’s power over you is based on one thing—he knows more about these cases than you. You need information when you’re dealing with an experienced adjuster who may have handled thousands of claims and is talented at cheating motorcycle accident victims like you. Talking to an experienced South Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer will only cost you a little time, but the reward could be peace of mind—which is priceless.
If you don’t think getting a little legal advice before talking to an adjuster is a good idea, check out this video from a car accident client who states the insurance company’s arguments against paying his wife’s settlement blew his mind—and he’s an insurance agent! Be sure to take a look at the fight adjusters can put up when you tell them you’re considering an attorney.
At Holland & Usry, instead of cheesy commercials or single-digit phone numbers, we offer South Carolina accident injury victims empowerment through education. For you, that might start with downloading our FREE BOOK on crash cases, which we wrote to answer questions victims often ask, plus the questions they SHOULD ask.
We make getting in touch with us easy: you can just call toll-free at 888-230-1841 or fill out a Get Help Now form. Feel free to schedule a FREE, EASY strategy session to get your questions answered and get you pointed in the right direction before you deal with an adjuster.