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Marine Insurance Adjuster Disputes

As with any injury, insurance agents and adjusters are often the first to seek you out and attempt to settle for a set amount based on what they believe is fair for your injuries. Marine insurance adjusters are no different and often attempt to settle with the injured party shortly after a maritime accident occurs. If you have been approached by a marine insurance adjuster shortly after an injury, contact an experienced maritime law professional who can assist you in understanding the value of your injuries.

Marine Insurance Adjusters

After any maritime accident, an insurance agent will most likely show up to discuss the possibility of a settlement with the injured victim. These insurance agents understand how to sympathize with victims and often portray themselves as helpful agents, but it is important to keep in mind that the insurance adjuster are always working on behalf of the company responsible for the accident. It is equally important to refrain from signing any documents which may waive your ability to bring a future claim.

Simply speaking to an insurance adjuster may bring down the amount of a settlement if you in any way indicate that you may have been partially at fault in the accident. Additionally, insurance agents may attempt to find outside medical opinions which contradict that of your own doctor. The more information you share with a marine insurance adjuster, the more they will have to use against you later when you attempt to bring a claim. Therefore, it is important to contact an experienced attorney prior to talking to a marine insurance adjuster.

Maritime Recovery Amounts

The extent of your injuries, as well as the circumstances surrounding your accident will directly dictate the amount of recovery you will be entitled to. A marine insurance adjuster will attempt to bring this amount down from the amount you are entitled to. However, if you have been injured on the high seas or other waterways, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries from the responsible party. Marine insurance adjusters use various tactics to try and convince the injured party that the insurance agent is in fact on the side of the injured party. However, it is important to remember that the insurance adjuster works for the corporation which is the responsible party for your injuries.

Malley Law Firm | Houston Maritime Lawyer

If you have been injured in a maritime accident, do not hesitate to contact experienced maritime law attorney Tony Malley. Tony Malley has years of experience in assisting clients with their maritime claims, including preventing marine insurance adjusters from reducing the amount of the claim. It is important to speak with an experienced maritime attorney who understands the scope of maritime injuries and the amount of claims which can be brought on behalf of the injured party. A marine insurance adjuster will work tirelessly to decrease the full amount of the claim although you are entitled to the full claim amount based on your injuries. Contact our Texas offices today for your initial free consultation.

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