Adjuster Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Adjuster.

Adjuster (noun):

  1. A person tasked with assessing or determining the value of a loss, damage, or claim, often for an insurance company. The adjuster's role is to negotiate or settle the claim, usually striving for the most economical outcome for their employer (e.g., the insurance company.)

  2. A facilitator who aids in negotiating an agreement or settlement outside of court. This might be through mutual agreement between parties in a dispute, aiming for a resolution that fairly satisfies all involved.

In both contexts, the balance of favor can vary, with the adjuster's actions potentially favoring one party over another based on their instruction or employer.