Want to try a little experiment? All you need is a stopwatch and a television set. Ready? Alright turn on the tv and start the time. How long does it take for a celebrity or actor to stroll on-screen and claim the insurance company they represent has your best interests at heart? We guess it won’t even take an hour.
Do you ever wonder how the insurance companies afford to blast those commercials across your tv screens, over the radio waves, and in newspapers and magazines? They advertise because they are so profitable; profits made at the expense of policyholders.
If you’re still not convinced, we gathered five other facts the insurance company doesn’t want you to know.
The adjuster works for the insurance company… not you!
When your insurance adjuster looks at the report and starts negotiating a deal, remember, just because he’s a smooth talking guy, it doesn’t mean he’s on your team. Their overall goal is to minimize the amount of money an insurance company has to pay you. If you feel like you deserve a fair settlement, contact an attorney to learn more.
Insurance companies pretend to be your friend
You’ve probably heard all the slogans – you know, the ones where the insurance companies say they are just looking out for you. The sad truth is they aren’t your best friend. Insurance is a business, and businesses need to make money. When the adjuster reviews the claim, the less they can pay you, the more money they make.
Insurance companies don’t want you to hire an attorney
They may try and convince you lawyers will just take your money, but remember, a lawyer fights for your best interest. The insurance company fights for their own interest. Worse yet, most people don’t know the repercussions of settling with an insurance agency outside of court.
If you have been injured in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, or Naples, don’t talk to an insurance company without representation. The personal injury team at Lusk, Drasites & Tolisano will protect you from being taken advantage of by the insurance companies and get you the maximum settlement required.