An adjuster had a disputed auto accident claim. The claimant said she and her daughter were injured when the insured pulled into her lane on a busy Los Angeles Street. The insured confirmed that she changed lanes from the far right to the far left lane to make a turn but blamed the claimant for driving too fast. “She never slowed down. It’s like she didn’t even see me,” the insured said.
The case was referred to Investigation Solutions. Our investigator met with the insured, who had cell phone photos of the claimant vehicle.
The pickup was filled with boxes and other items; in the truck bed, in the back seat and even in the front seat, such that the claimant was unable to see anything to her right. The insured said the claimant and others who showed up after the accident moved all the items from the truck to another vehicle before the police arrived. This case was a prime example of Comparative Negligence, with the onus going to the claimant. Case closed, saving the insured and her insurance company $40,000.