adjuster
noun arbitrater, interagent, interceder, intercessor, interlocutor, intermediary, intermediate, intermediator, intermedium, intervener, mediator, negotiant, negotiator, reconciler

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


adjuster
n.
A person who settles things, especially insurance matters; one who determines the amount of a claim against an insurer and then agrees on a settlement with the insured.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


adjuster
A person hired by an insurance company to negotiate and settle an insurance claim.
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

adjuster
A person who investigates and settles claims or losses for an insurer.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


adjuster
A person appointed or employed to settle or arrange matters that are in dispute; one who determines the amount to be paid on a claim.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


adjuster
A person appointed or employed to settle or arrange matters that are in dispute; one who determines the amount to be paid on a claim.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

adjuster
n.
   an employee (usually a non-lawyer) of an insurance company or an adjustment firm employed by an insurance company to negotiate an early settlement of a claim for damages against a person, a business or public body (like a city). While a fair and responsible adjuster can serve a real purpose in getting information and evaluating the case for the insurance company, some adjusters try to make a settlement before the injured person has retained an attorney ("don't worry, we'll pay your bills. You don't need an attorney. He'll only confuse things."), get a statement from the injured without counsel, or delay the payout with the promise he/she will negotiate any reasonable demand, and then making an offer of payment that is absurdly low. Some insurance companies try to make the attorney deal with the adjuster, which is cheaper than sending the case to defense attorneys. Adjusters also represent the company in approving settlements.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • adjuster — ad‧just‧er [əˈdʒʌstə ǁ ər] noun [countable] claims/​insurance/​loss adjuster INSURANCE a person or company whose job is to assess the value of loss or damage for someone who has claimed on their insurance: • The loss adjuster feels there is… …   Financial and business terms

  • Adjuster — Ad*just er, n. 1. One who, or that which, adjusts. [1913 Webster] 2. an insurance agent who examines claims against personal or property damage insurance policies and makes estimates and recommendations regarding the amount which should be paid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adjuster — (n.) 1670s, agent noun in English form from ADJUST (Cf. adjust). Insurance sense is from 1830 …   Etymology dictionary

  • adjuster — adjùstēr m <G adjustéra> DEFINICIJA [i] (+ potenc.)[/i] onaj koji adjustira ETIMOLOGIJA vidi adjustaža …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • adjuster — A device for moving something into the correct position or into a different position such as a seat adjuster. Also see automatic wear adjuster brake adjuster horizontal adjuster jet adjuster ride height adjuster …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • adjuster — One appointed to adjust a matter; to ascertain or arrange or settle. One who makes any adjustment or settlement, or who determines the amount of a claim, as a claim against an insurance company. A representative of the insurer who seeks to… …   Black's law dictionary

  • adjuster — One appointed to adjust a matter; to ascertain or arrange or settle. One who makes any adjustment or settlement, or who determines the amount of a claim, as a claim against an insurance company. A representative of the insurer who seeks to… …   Black's law dictionary

  • adjuster — n. an insurance adjuster * * * [ə dʒʌstə] an insurance adjuster …   Combinatory dictionary

  • adjuster — [[t]əʤʌ̱stə(r)[/t]] adjusters also adjustor N COUNT An adjuster is a device which allows you to alter a piece of equipment s position or setting. → See also loss adjustor ...a seat belt adjuster …   English dictionary

  • adjuster — noun One who adjusts, especially for the insurance industrys employment title claims adjuster …   Wiktionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”