How to Handle Maritime Insurance Adjusters
The Doan Law Firm Offshore Accident Lawyer Legal Team Fights Tirelessly for You
One of the most devastating types of accidents are those involving offshore
oil rigs. Offshore accidents nearly always involve an explosion and the
horrific consequences that follow that type of incident. These types of
accidents oftentimes result in catastrophic and even fatal injuries. Because
of the severe nature of these injuries, and the complexities of associated
insurance claims, you need the assistance of a capable, experienced offshore
The legal team at The Doan Law Firm maintains an offshore accident lawyer
hotline at (800) 349-0000. The hotline is open around the clock seven
days a week, 52 weeks a year. The hotline is available even on all major holidays.
Take on Maritime Insurance Adjusters and Claims Representatives
In the aftermath of an offshore accident, maritime insurance adjusters
and claims representatives engage in two seemingly counterintuitive practices.
First, adjusters of claims reps endeavor to get a victim of an offshore
accident to make a recorded statement and answer questions.
Second, once adjusters or reps accomplish this objective, insurance companies
very well may begin delaying the settlement process. Insurers undertake
this tactic in hopes of wearing down an injured person, forcing a claim
settlement for an amount well below what an offshore accident victim is
entitled. A countervailing tactic to rush a victim into settling for an
amount far below what injuries and other losses dictate.
As a result of the unscrupulous tactics of maritime insurance adjusters
and claims representatives, if you or a loved one suffered injuries and
losses in an offshore rig accident, you need to seek legal counsel. You
need to advise an adjuster or claims rep that you will not answer questions,
that you will not make a recorded statement, until you retain legal representations.
The reality is that a claims adjuster, insurance company attorney, or other
representative of an insurer will attempt to get an injured person like
you to make statements against his or her interests. In other words, without
legal representation, you may make statements during an interview with
an insurance company that are not helpful to your claim and that can be
held against you in the future. You must bear in mind that a maritime
or other insurance company is not working for you and does not represent
You absolutely must not sign any documents associated with your claim until
you consult with an attorney. You have the right to have an offshore accident
lawyer review any documents you are requested to sign for an insurance
adjuster or claims rep. Do not bend to pressure from an insurance company
when it comes to signing documents until you consult with an attorney.
Fight for Full Compensation
The ultimate objective of having a lawyer on your side at the commencement
of the claim settlement process is to ensure that you obtain a sense of
justice in your case in the form of appropriate compensation. Offshore
accidents oftentimes result in very significant and even permanent injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Internal injuries
- Chemical burns
- Fire burns
- Lacerations and puncture wounds
- Broken bones
- Shattered bones
A victim of an offshore accident is also very likely to be unable to return
to work any time soon. You may fall into this category as well. In fact,
you may eventually find yourself to be unable to return to the same type
of work you enjoyed prior to the accident.
Hire a Tenacious, Experienced Offshore Accident Lawyer
You can only fully protect your legal rights by hiring a committed and
experienced offshore accident lawyer, like an attorney from The Doan Law
Firm. In the grand scheme of things, you must have legal counsel that
has represented clients in complicated, challenging offshore accident cases.
The first step in getting a fighter on your side is to schedule an initial
consultation with an offshore accident lawyer from our firm by calling
(800) 349-0000. During this first appointment you are provided a comprehensive
evaluation of your case. You will have the opportunity to get answers
to your questions. There is no charge for an initial consultation with
an offshore accident lawyer from our firm.
The Doan Law Firm Attorney Fee Guarantee
The Doan Law Firm has a guarantee in all cases. Our firm never charges
an attorney unless we win for you. You pay nothing unless an offshore
accident lawyer from our firm obtains a favorable settlement or judgment for you.