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The Shocking Truth: How Insurance Companies Try to Lowball Injury Victims

By Michael LoGiudice
Founding Attorney

In the aftermath of an accident, the last thing you want to deal with is a battle against insurance companies. Yet, it is an unfortunate reality that many injury victims face. Insurance companies, despite their promises of protection, often prioritize their profits over your well-being. As a New York personal injury attorney, I’ve witnessed firsthand the tactics employed by insurance adjusters to undercut victims. Here, I will shine a light on these strategies and why you need a skilled attorney by your side to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Tactics Insurance Adjusters Use to Minimize Payouts

One of the most common tactics used by insurance companies is offering a quick settlement, which is often significantly lower than what the claim is worth. They prey on victims’ vulnerability and urgency, hoping to close the case swiftly and cheaply. This initial offer is rarely sufficient to cover the full extent of your damages, which may include extensive medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Accepting it without proper evaluation can leave you severely undercompensated.

To help justify their lowball offers, insurance adjusters employ a range of tactics to try and undercut your claim. They may downplay the severity of your injuries, argue that you were partially at fault for the accident, or dispute the necessity of certain medical treatments. Additionally, they may use recorded statements or signed documents against you, twisting your words or misconstruing your intentions to weaken your claim. These strategies are designed to cast doubt on your credibility and reduce the insurer’s liability.

The Importance of Legal Representation

In the midst of such cutthroat tactics being employed by insurance companies, an aggressive personal injury attorney becomes a necessity to help ensure you have a powerful advocate by your side who understands the intricacies of the legal system and is equipped to navigate the complexities of insurance negotiations. Your attorney will not only conduct a thorough investigation into the accident, but will also gather evidence to support your claim and accurately assess the true value of your damages. Additionally, the weight of communicating with the insurance company will be lifted from your shoulders and you will be shielded from their manipulative tactics.

A dedicated personal injury attorney will also be prepared to take your case to court if necessary. Insurance companies are more likely to offer fair settlements when they know that you have strong legal representation willing to pursue litigation if a satisfactory agreement cannot be reached through negotiation. This leverage can compel insurers to reconsider their initial offers and make more reasonable settlement offers that adequately compensate you for your losses.

Reach out to a Trusted New York Personal Injury Attorney for Help Today

Insurance companies are out to protect their bottom line and will do so even if it means you are not properly compensated for the harm you have suffered in an accident. Never underestimate the importance of seeking legal representation in these situations. Going up against these insurance companies on your own can result in extreme frustration and significant loss of compensation. You do not have to, nor should you, go through this alone. Contact aggressive New York personal injury attorney Michael LoGiudice today.

About the Author
Michael LoGiudice handles all personal injury and medical malpractice claims. He is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School (1997) and has many verdicts and settlements totaling in the tens of millions of dollars.
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