While most insurance adjusters are ethical, from time to time, you may find yourself dealing with an unscrupulous claims representative. A Newport accident lawyer can help you recognize bad faith practices including unfair delays.
A Newport Accident Lawyer Explains Laws That Prevent Adjusters from Unfairly Delaying Claims Processing
As your Newport accident attorney can explain, state laws usually prevent bad faith practices from claims adjusters, including speed of an adjuster’s investigation. If you suspect your adjuster is dragging his/her feet unfairly, your attorney can remind the adjuster of the applicable laws.
Other Strategies Your Newport Accident Attorney May Use to Deal With Bad Faith Delays
There are a variety of other strategies a Newport accident lawyer may use to prod an adjuster who is unfairly delaying processing or payment of a claim. These include:
- Placing a time limit on a settlement demand letter;
- Speaking to the adjuster’s supervisor; and
- Asking pointed questions in an attempt to pin the adjuster down on what he/she still needs to process the claim.
If necessary, your attorney can discuss the option of filing suit if the adjuster is unwilling to settle your claim. Let your attorney explain what to expect.
You don’t have to deal with an insurance adjuster on your own. Speak to a Newport accident lawyer at Russell and Lazarus APC for experienced counsel regarding your injury claim. Call 949-851-0222 to set up an appointment.