Colossus: A Computer Program Evaluates Your Automobile Accident Injury Claim
Colossus is a computer program that automobile insurance adjusters use to evaluate the value of your claim. Fortunately for you, humans still wear the judge’s robe and sit in the jury box during a Carroll County personal injury lawsuit.
What is Colossus?
We recently were contacted by a Carroll County automobile accident victim that wanted to schedule a free consultation. Our office immediately scheduled the client for a consultation that day.
During our consultation, the client produced a letter from Encompass Insurance outlining: “Important Information Regarding Your Bodily Injury Claim.”
At the very bottom of this correspondence I noticed this tidbit of information:
One of the tools that our claim personnel may use in evaluating your claim is a computer program known as Colossus, licensed by Computer Sciences Corporation. Colossus uses a broad range of information about your injury, treatment, and prognosis to determine the severity of your injury. Based on this information, Colossus makes a recommendation as to the value of your injury. The Colossus recommendation is only one factor among many that our adjusters consider in reaching a decision as to the overall evaluation of the claim. It is their goal to reach that decision promptly, fairly and based on an appropriate investigation of the facts and circumstances of your claim.
Folks, Colossus is a computer program evaluating a human experience. A Carroll County car accident is not something a computer program can accurately judge.
Does Colossus know what it feels like to have anxiety after an accident? Does Colossus know what a sleepless night feels like? Of course not.
But, a judge and jury do. That is why many personal injury cases have to be litigated in Carroll County.
A fair and reasonable settlement comes from a human, not a computer program like Colossus.
Schedule a free Carroll County Personal Injury Lawyer consultation
If you or a family member has been injured because of someone else’s careless or negligent acts, then call the Law Office of Ross W. Albers to schedule a free personal injury consultation. Carroll County Personal Injury Attorney Ross W. Albers is a former Maryland insurance adjuster that knows what you’re up against.
If your injury prevents you from coming to our office in Westminster, Maryland, then we will come to you! Evening and weekend consultations are available, too.