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Issue 1

In this issue

  • Handling the first call from the insurance adjuster
  • No tape recording
  • Keep your resolve to pursue this claim
  • Resist overtures toward an early settlement

Settle it Yourself Newsletter

Hello!! Welcome to the first issue of Settlement Central’s Newsletter. We are pleased to share this newsletter with you, as our business is helping people get satisfactory settlements for their personal injury claims.

As more time is spent on the roads in summer it is important that were are as prepared for the unexpected as possible. While none of us really anticipates being involved in breakdowns or accidents, “stuff happens”. If you have not yet downloaded the SCC Accident Form and placed one in each vehicle that you own, we encourage you to do so. Accurate information will be your alley in the event you are involved in an accident that is why we also recommend carrying a disposable camera in each vehicle. Plus it is there when you have that “wish I had a camera” moment. Now you will, as close as your vehicle.

SettlementCentral.Com tip: Bought a new car for the young high school graduate? Do not forget to print of a copy of our Car Accident Form to put in his glove compartment. Download it here: http://www.settlementcentral.com/format.php?Page=0016

In this month’s issue, we will discuss the first call with the insurance adjuster. It is important to learn how to handle your business with the adjuster, as this can set the tone for the entire settlement.

Thank you for your interest in our site; we hope you will find us to be an excellent source for your own personal injury needs!!

Jeanine Steele
Publisher, Settle it Yourself Newsletter

Handling the First Call from the Insurance Adjuster
Make sure you have her complete identity with all of the contact information, including what interest she represents. Know that you have no obligation whatsoever to cooperate with her in any respect. The only reason you are doing this is that later on she is going to be the one who is going to pay you, so you want to cooperate just enough to ensure that she will give a prompt and fair handling to your claim. These people are NOT going to pay you out of kindness or the goodness of their hearts. They are only going to pay you because you present the threat of achieving a higher settlement should you go to court.

Discipline yourself to set some ground rules in your conversation with the defense adjuster. The first ground rule is No Tape Recording. The second one is to keep your resolve to pursue this claim even when she insists her insured did nothing wrong and that no attorney would take your case because it has not merit. And the third ground rule is to resist her overtures toward an early settlement. For a more thorough discussion of these topics, please see the following free link http://www.settlementcentral.com/format.php?Page=8001.
 
As with all other conversations involving these matters, take notes. You can scribble them down on a piece of paper while you are talking but later transpose them to the Confidential Personal Diary http://www.settlementcentral.com/format.php?Page=0208. That way you have a chronological record of all the adjusters you have talked with and the questions they have asked and your responses.

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SettlementCentral.Com, Inc. is a Washington corporation providing general educational information, online, to personal injury victims throughout the United States on how to manage their own personal injury claims through the settlement process - from gathering the necessary information (evidence) to submitting claims and demand letters through engaging in successful personal injury settlement negotiations with insurance companies. Our online instructions and self-help forms and letters are designed to make for easy insurance claims settlements in the areas of auto accidents, pedestrian accidents, dog bites, vicious animal bites, premises liability, and slip and fall accidents.

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