Switch to ADA Accessible Theme Close Menu

Six Favorite Defenses Adjusters Use to Defeat Your Claim

Insurance adjusters use lots of excuses to avoid paying claims. Jurors pay attention to some of these, but not others. It’s important to know the difference:

1. “You could have avoided the accident.” Never accept this at face value; if the other person was negligent, it was not your responsibility to try desperately to avoid them.

2. “There were no complaints of injury at the time of the accident” on the police report. Police usually only record injuries if people needed an ambulance, so don’t worry about this.

3. There was a delay in treatment. Juries can be persuaded that if you waited to get treatment, you weren’t hurt in the accident, but were hurt later, by something else. Never delay in going to an E. R. right after an accident! That helps establish that the accident caused your injuries and can make a big difference in your rights to compensation.

4. “Medical records lack complaints of pain.” Don’t tough out pain – always tell the doctor right away, or juries may think your pain was make-believe, not real.

5. “This is a pre-existing injury.” It does not matter if you had a similar or even the same injury before. An accident can re-activate an earlier injury, or make an existing injury worse, and you may still be entitled to compensation if this happens.

Stokes & Kopitsky are skilled, experienced Atlanta injury attorneys who are here to help you. We know the tricks that insurance companies use to try to avoid paying claims, and we are prepared to prove them wrong and work to get you the compensation you deserve. Your first consultation is free, we advance all court costs, and our fees and costs are paid from the settlement or award we obtain for you. If there is no settlement or award, there are no fees.

Please call us toll-free at 800-700-5050 for highly skilled and experienced legal help by a legal team who cares about injury victims and will work hard to get you the best result possible.

Share This Page:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn
Our Areas of Practice

Our firm focuses exclusively on helping accident victims who have suffered injuries because of someone’s negligence. You need and deserve compensation. We’re here to help.

Testimonial Stars
“I just want to take the time out to say thank you for a wonderful job…” Read More
Daequan L.
Testimonial Stars
“Thanks for all the help.” Read More
Shane H.
Testimonial Stars
“This was a second time using Stokes & Kopitsky to represent me after an accident. The…” Read More
Louis C.
Testimonial Stars
“Stokes and Kopitsky are the best, they handled my case in a very professional manner. Communication…” Read More
Judith R.
Testimonial Stars
“Service was great. Staff was very was very friendly and helpful.” Read More
Lynn S.
Testimonial Stars
“The firm was very persistent in taking care of my case. The level of comfort and…” Read More
Jerrehorn S.
Case Results
$3.300,000 Truck Accident Failure to yield the right-of-way by a truck driver resulted in the wrongful death of a mother and serious injuries to her children.
$528,000 Head Injury structured settlement for a client who suffered post-concussive syndrome following a rear-end car collision.
$900,000 Pedestrian accident client was struck by a pickup truck at a car dealership resulting in neck and back injuries with multiple surgeries.
Get Answers Now by filling out the form below
protected by reCAPTCHA Privacy - Terms