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Best Negotiation Tactics for USAA Insurance – Negotiating Tips by Accident Attorneys

When insurance policyholders are injured by a qualifying accident, they can usually expect to receive some form of compensation for their damages. This compensation amount typically covers damages like past and future medical expenses, a loss of wages, potential loss of future wages, pain and suffering, and any emotional distress the policyholder may have suffered. However, there is no guarantee that a policyholder will receive all the compensation that they need to cover their damages. Fortunately, with the help of an attorney with expertise in negotiating with insurance adjusters, policyholders can fight for a more suitable claim. The insurance company of focus in this article is USAA Insurance Group. At Normandie Law Firm our attorneys have a wealth of experience in negotiating with insurance companies like USAA. We can assist you in refusing the insurance company’s initial settlement and make a more suitable counteroffer. If you have any questions after reading this article, please feel free to contact our law offices for a free consultation from one of our skilled associates.

USAA Insurance: The Company
USAA or the United Services Automobile Association is a Texas-based Fortune 500 financial services group which provides comprehensive insurance coverage for its policyholders. USAA was founded in 1922 when 25 Army Officers in San Antonio Texas, decided to insure each other’s vehicles. That company has grown to serve millions of members and has become one of the only fully integrated financial services organizations in America. To become a member of USAA one of the following must items must relate to you:

  • You are an active, retired, honorably separated officer, or enlisted personnel of the U.S military
  • You are an officer candidate in commissioning programs such as the Academy, ROTC, OCS, or OTS.
  • You are an adult child of a USAA member
  • You are a widow, widower, or former spouse of members who has established USAA membership while married.

To put it simply, to become a USAA policyholder you must either be now or in the past a member of the U.S armed forces, or have had a family member who was USAA policyholder. While the company began solely as a auto insurer they also provide coverage for some of the following accidents:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Dog Attacks
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • SUV rollover accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death Accidents

USAA and other insurance companies are businesses and they will tend to operate as such. Policyholders that receive an unfair settlement offer from their USAA insurance provider can seek representation from a lawyer with experience fighting the USAA insurance company, and any lowball offer they may throw your way. An experienced lawyer can not only help you settle a suitable injury claim but they can also guide you through the arduous process of negotiating with an insurance adjuster. Whether you’re are trying to receive a full settlement amount for your truck accident claim, have a motorcycle accident injury case you need to bring to an insurance adjuster, or are trying to file a car accident lawsuit against a at-fault party, our attorneys at Normandie Law Firm can assist in getting you the compensation you deserve for your damages.

How To Negotiate an Injury Settlement Claim With USAA Insurance
USAA policyholders who are attempting to receive a more adequate compensation amount from their insurance coverage claim, typically ask our attorneys a wide range of questions regarding how best to negotiate with their insurance adjuster. Some of these commonly asked questions are listed as follows:

  • What are the best negotiation tactics against USAA
  • What are the best negotiation tactics against USAA for a car accident?
  • Do Insurance Companies like USAA have my best interest in mind?
  • How do I settle an accident injury claim with USAA?
  • How do I negotiate with an insurance claims adjuster?

While insurance companies like USAA may claim that they have your best interest in mind, as previously stated, these companies are businesses and they will do whatever it takes to offer as little a settlement for your damages as possible. For this reason it is in your best interest that you understand how to negotiate an injury settlement with USAA insurance properly. Below are some helpful tips to help you in negotiating with a USAA insurance claims adjuster:

  • Communicate your settlement offer to your adjuster: Once you have understood the size and scope of your losses, you should then use this information to arrive at a settlement amount that will adequately compensate you for your damages. This includes everything involved in your injuries, such as medical bills, ongoing treatment costs, pain and suffering, and a loss of wages. For instance, if you were involved in a car accident, when making your car accident settlement claim it is best to go beyond whether your vehicle was a total loss. Make an added effort to describe and calculate all the damages that were caused by accident.
  • Expect the “back and forth,”: In almost all circumstances, your claim adjuster will likely reject your settlement offer at first. They will try and make a counteroffer that is far beneath your initial request for compensation. This tactic is common amongst insurance adjusters and is used to determine how much ‘fight’ you have in you, and whether the claim can be settled quickly. It is highly recommended that you ask your adjuster to justify the amount they are offering.
  • Know matters to your insurance adjuster: Even if your damages are quite extensive, insurance adjusters rarely care about your situation. They are most likely concerned about the financial status of USAA; essentially how much money they are going to have to shell out to keep you satisfied. For this reason, it is, important to make your insurance adjuster aware of useful facts that would amount to USAApaying a lot more money if they do not agree to your settlement amount. These facts can include things that would be useful in a trial setting, and also demonstrate that you are not going to settle your claim for much less than its worth

These tips play can play a crucial role in earning you the compensation that you deserve for your damages. However, in order to increase your chances of properly receiving compensation it is incredibly important that you seek a lawyer that is an expert in cases of this nature. While you can go it alone, there is no guarantee that an insurance company like USAA will give you the full compensation that you deserve and require for your damages.

How Normandie Law Firm Can Help
Having the assistance of an attorney with expertise in the negotiating tactics of insurance companies can make the difference between receiving a sizeable claim for compensation and receiving a compensation amount far below your needs. At Normandie Law Firm, our attorneys have years of experience in negotiating not just with USAA Insurance but insurance companies throughout the United States. Our law firm is based in Los Angeles. However, our attorneys still practice in San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, Bakersfield, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento and throughout the state of California.

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Some attorneys are lazy, and will sign you up to their firm but will disappear once your name is on the paper as they are busy signing up more cases. In these instances, their business is based more on volume and will attempt to sign up as many cases as possible. In turn, they will spend less time on cases resulting in severely reduced settlements. Our firm will not treat you like a number. We will be in communication with you throughout our lawsuit and will treat you like family. So if you already have an attorney don’t worry, we’ll give you a second review of your case 100% free of charge.

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If you contact our law offices today, we can walk you through the complicated process of filing your claim completely free of charge. As a show this commitment to you and your case we offer our clients the benefits of a zero fee guarantee policy. Under our zero fee policy, all clients don’t pay for our services until their case is won. If you feel in need of a second opinion, second opinion case reviews are also free under this policy. Please, feel free to give us a call, and we can guide you down the path of receiving proper compensation for your damages.

 

 

 

 

 

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