Not long after an accident the insurance company will send an adjuster to assess the damage. This sometimes makes policy holders feel the insurance company is on their side, processing the claim, and properly evaluating repair and replacement costs. The reality is that the insurance provider moves forward early on with an adjuster in efforts to try and settle the claim quickly, possibly for less than what the policy holder is entitled. Inexperience with insurance law does not fully protect a policy holder's rights and could end up costing them thousands of dollars. Negotiating alone or waiting for the insurance company to make an offer can be frustrating and lengthy. The car accident and insurance dispute lawyers at our North Carolina firm help accident victims negotiate fair compensation.