Richard S. Lundin
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Personal injury and family law attorney licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia

The days following an auto accident are often a blur. Suddenly your life is turned upside down and you find yourself sitting at home in pain, trying to make sense of what happened. Then, the insurance adjuster calls. Talking to these people is stressful at best, and many times they seem intent to prove you’re lying about the injuries you received in a Silver Spring accident.

Why is that?

Simply put, insurance adjusters tend to be skeptical. It’s part of their job. They’ve likely come across their fair share of people faking injuries to get some fast money, so that makes them skeptical of anyone.

Compounding their skepticism is the hesitancy they might sense as you tell your story. Accidents happen so quickly that it can be difficult to remember every little detail, and the insurance adjuster will notice when you seem unsure of what happened or change any of those details. This can make it hard to know what to say – or not to say – to the adjuster.

Add the fact that speaking into a recording makes almost anyone nervous; this can be a recipe for disaster.

Of course, the main reason the insurance adjuster may be out to prove you wrong comes down to money. Though you pay your insurance policy, the insurance company is still a business and the adjuster’s main goal is to save his company money whenever possible.

Before speaking with an insurance adjuster, talk to a southern Maryland accident lawyer who can help protect your rights. Call 1-800-875-9700 to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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