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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 accident lawyer.

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 your interests.

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 that include:

  • 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.

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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.

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  1. After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.
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