Central Florida Injury Lawyer Insights on Working With Insurance Adjusters Rue Ziffra – Florida trial lawyers
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For insurance adjusters, work-life is all about closing files. Insurance companies put an incredible amount of pressure on adjusters to close files and to do so in as expedient a manner as possible. The longer a file is open, the more costs the insurance company incurs and the more work the adjuster must do. The insurance industry has actual calculations regarding the length of time it takes to close a particular type of claim and the total cost required to close that file. As a standard course of practice, insurance companies require defense counsel to submit budgets on estimated defense costs, oftentimes within sixty days of service of the plaintiff’s complaint. Adjusters routinely must draft suit reports to their supervisors regarding the status of the file, any considerable changes that have occurred, the exposure to the insured and to the company, and anything else that may affect the probability of an adverse verdict. Cases that remain open for longer periods of time, as you can imagine, become easy targets for criticism and ridicule from the company’s higher-ups.
As a result of decades of experience working closely with insurance adjusters employed by nearly every insurance company imaginable, the Florida trial lawyers at Rue & Ziffra have the experience and know-how to develop and maintain positive relationships with adjusters that frequently result in amicably and timely settling claims and obtaining fair compensation for clients. As opposed to being adversaries with insurance adjusters, our lawyers know that our number one role as your attorney is to be a committed advocate for you and your family. Our firm emphasizes friendliness, courtesy and professionalism in an effort to build a working rapport with the adjusters and maintain an open and friendly line of communication. Our legal team has found this style of relationship works to everybody’s benefit, including that of our clients.
By virtue of having been involved in personal injury law and having represented tens of thousands of clients over years, the Central Florida law firm of Rue & Ziffra knows the philosophy of the different insurance companies regarding settlement and case value. Further, our legal team works closely with the individual adjuster so as to gain a thorough understanding regarding that adjuster’s prior negotiations with trial lawyers. Not to mention, the lawyers with Rue & Ziffra keep the focus on the liability strengths of our cases so as to increase the possibility of the company’s reserve being modified in the upward direction in an effort to maximize the recovery for each of our clients. By focusing on the liability strengths of each case, the formula that each insurance company uses to evaluate a claim will slant more in the direction of the injured party because of the probability of a favorable verdict if the case goes to trial.
Our legal team knows when and how to deliver information to the adjuster so as to maximize our client’s chances of being fairly compensated. If you or a family member has been injured, visit the Rue & Ziffra website at www.RueZiffra.com for more information or call our law offices at 1-800-526-4711 today.