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Negotiate A Settlement

You’re stunned. You can’t believe what Strong is trying to pull. You say, “I’ve been miserable! There was no way I could get back to work because of the pain in my neck and back.”

Strong shift’s in his seat and a victorious look (one that says he knows it all) begins to march across his face. At that point he predictably states, “Look, I can tell you, after handling thousands of cases like yours, that the discomfort you may have had, for a couple of days at the most, are relatively minor. They don’t even come close to justifying the three week’s of work you lost and the disability you and your doctor are claiming”.

Now you’re thunderstruck! He smiles to himself and comes at you from another angle, “I’ve seen thousands of cases like yours and I’ve had more than my share of exposure to personal injury claims, examinations, doctor-talk and recovery – – the whole nine yards. I’ve seen physical trauma at its slightest and its worst. Any judge or jury would know, once they heard about your so-called ‘injuries’ that your physical problems were almost non-existent”.

He’ll take a minute to let that sink in and then he’ll attempt to sway you even more by telling you he can prove your time lost from work was not compatible with the injury involved. He’ll hint around about some “independent information” he’s supposedly gathered from your neighbors and/or business associates, which indicate you’ve been involved in “very active” physical activities since the accident.

Once he lets that one sink in he’ll ramble on about the “independent examination” the doctor hired by Granite Mountain executed, telling you, with outrageous confidence, that his doctors Medical Report states there was little, if anything, wrong with you. Then he’ll surely try this one on for size: “My doctor is a professional .The only people he ever sees are those who’ve been in motor vehicle accidents. That’s what he does all day long, check out personal injury claims like yours. His report clearly states your physical problems were almost non-existent”.

He hums a happy tune to himself as he observes the amazement marching across your face and that drum beat he’s heard so very often begins to pound away within the gray matter between his ears: Boom/Boom/Boom, declaring, “I gotcha!, I gotcha!, I gotcha!, I gotcha!”

If you let Strong get away with that than his attempt at downgrading your disability will have been successful. As a way of “proving” what happened to you wasn’t serious he’ll describe your “so-called injuries” with fancy medical language and then compare them to the more extreme types of personal injury problems or conditions he’s dealt with in the past. The implication being yours were obviously minor and have little, if any, value.

At that point he’ll read the statements and opinions in your own attending physicians Medical Report in such a way which, if not read properly, he’ll insist proves, “You may have been a little sore from a slight injury but it clearly states you certainly didn’t have any serious physical problems”. (You can bet every dollar in your wallet that he’s made that statement several thousand times)!

You’re quickly discovering that neither Adjuster I. M. Strong nor his supervisors at Granite Mountain Insurance are going to be fair. They’re out to take advantage of you. That’s the name of their game and that’s what they get paid to do. Question: Is that really true? Answer: Yes, it’s really true. Take it from Dan, I was on that firing line for 30 years!