Don't Fall for Bullying Tactics

Posted on behalf of Henness & Haight on Sep 01, 2015 in Insurance News

When you are in an accident and suffer an injury, you feel confused, hurt and frightened. You don't know when you're going to be back on your feet, how much rehabilitation you will need or even sometimes how serious your injury may be. This puts you in a vulnerable position where you may be more likely to make a bad decision, especially when the insurance company uses bullying tactics against you.

Insurance Companies are Bullies

Insurance companies are, in many ways, just adult versions of old-fashioned schoolyard bullies. They want to settle for as little money as possible. This means they will use steamrolling tactics to get you to sign off on lowball offers and walk away. If you remember that they are using bullying tactics against you, you will be better poised to get what you deserve.

Questions or Interrogation?

When insurance companies contact you after an accident, they will bombard you with questions about the accident. These questions can often seem more like an interrogation as they pump you for minute details. Of course, you want to be honest and forthright with the information you give. In fact, the more honest you are, the better off you may be later. However, you also need to be careful. If you say the wrong thing, it can be used against you later.

Victory by Attrition

Insurance companies will often use delay tactics hoping that you will simply get tired of the fight and give up. Sometimes when you follow up they might be harsh in their dealings with you and far less than helpful. This can be frustrating and even intimidating, as you feel the insurance company has all the power.

Stand up to Bullies

Everyone knows the best way to beat a bully: you have to stand up to them to make them to back down. Just like on the schoolyard, when you stand up to the insurance bully they are more likely to come to the table and deal. You stand a better chance of resolving the matter and get the compensation to which you are entitled, and which you deserve.

What You Can Do

When you are in an accident, you are well within your rights to secure the services of a qualified Nevada personal injury attorney. A strong lawyer will be in your corner to help you fight the bullies and coach you through the process. They can be present when you answer the questions posed by the companies. They can help you reject lowball offers. They can be tenacious in negotiations and will push your cause through to the best end for you. We have the experience and expertise to stand up to the insurance company. No insurance companies will bully us. We will engage your case with honesty, trustworthiness, honor and ethics from start to finish and you can always count on us to be in your corner. If you have been in an accident and are dealing with a bullying insurance company, look at our firm overview and then get in touch for a free consultation today.