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The adjuster probed the claimant, a young man approximately 21 years old, who stated that he was going to take his money, buy a red sports car, and head to California to become a standup comedian. Much to the chagrin of his attorney, the plaintiff immediately accepted. President John F. In an effort to maintain the integrity of your position and ultimately achieve the best result for your client, be sure to sidestep difficulties that can impede your goals. Here are five pitfalls to avoid in the negotiations of a claim. However, the early stages of a case may prove to be the most crucial time for fact finding and the investigation of evidence.
Whether presented with a claim destined for litigation or involved in the defense of a lawsuit, strive to maintain a professional and approachable demeanor if and when you are contacted to negotiate. Your thoughtful and professional approach to early negotiation—even where you have no expectations of settlement—still impacts the ultimate result.
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Rushing through negotiation discussions, especially at the outset of a case, may prevent you from obtaining key information or may be a lost opportunity to hinder a future inflated demand. Knowledge, in this case, is power. The longer the life of the case, the more opportunity you have to reevaluate expectations from a new perspective and tailor your negotiations accordingly.
Fresh scrutiny may reveal a policyholder or a plaintiff who is not willing to negotiate in any meaningful way. Conversely, it may reveal that your initial approach was overly aggressive or is no longer supported by evidence. In every claim or case—simple or complex—you will develop a theory. Always maintain an understanding of the substantive facts and evidence that form the basis of your overall objectives. If the other side offers facts or case law in conflict with your theory of the case, request their basis of information and do some thoughtful investigation. Running after red herrings to prove a point will impact your leverage and diminish your own credibility.
Make sure your negotiations are confidential. While offers of compromise or settlement are not admissible to prove liability, statements of fact made as part of the negotiation process may become discoverable. Consider whether confidential or disclosed statements should be made to the other side.
Once the claim is in litigation, it is important to develop an understanding of the role of counsel and adjuster for all aspects of negotiation. Should negotiation have been attempted prior to the initiation of the suit, any initial demands or offers should be discussed along with an understanding of the pre-suit expectations. Following the filing of the suit, counsel and adjuster should have a clear understanding of the manner in which negotiations will be conducted.
As the case progresses, considerate and continued communication between both parties is essential to a strong and unified negotiation strategy.