Tag - Dishonest Insurance Company Tactics

Things to Know Before Signing a Settlement Agreement

Sometime after reporting a car accident, you’ll receive a settlement offer from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Though it might be tempting, you shouldn’t blindly agree to these settlement offers. There are a variety of considerations to keep in mind before signing off on anything with an insurance company. The Risks of Settling Quickly Settling quickly is oftentimes a bad idea, for one simple reason: insurance companies exist for profit, so the smaller your claim, the happier they are. Insurance adjusters [...]

How Insurance Adjusters Can Mislead You

The moment you contact your insurance company about an accident, adjusters begin scrutinizing your case for faults and missing information. At this point, many adjusters will try to rush you into accepting an unfavorable settlement, using a variety of dishonest tactics to undervalue your case and give you an unfair settlement. Most insurance adjusters do their job fairly and properly, although, deceitful insurance adjusters are out there. You should be prepared and know what red flags to watch for, and [...]

Do Accident Cases Normally Go to Trial?

In the aftermath of an auto accident, the possibility of a court case often looms overhead as an expensive, tedious endeavor. You might understandably be worried about the possibility of court costs, gathering evidence, and trying to defend your case. Fortunately, the majority of auto accident cases never go to trial, but there are always exceptions. For reference, over a million Arizona traffic cases are filed a year. Yet most, approximately 95 percent of them, are settled outside of [...]