Here are 5 ways to deal with insurance companies following an accident
Insurance companies make money by providing protection for individuals in the case of an injury or accident. Insurance companies don’t make a profit by paying out for accident claims. It actually hurts their profits. Your insurance company and the insurance company representing the at-fault driver will try to help you save money if you are involved in a car crash. You may be offered a settlement lower than your claim’s full value, delayed investigation, denied coverage, or intimidated into accepting a settlement that does not cover your physical injuries or engage in bad faith insurance practices.
It doesn’t matter how much coverage you think you have or how hard your insurer tries get you to believe that they are looking out for your best interests. Many insurance representatives want to maintain low payouts so that profits can continue to rise.
Don’t be deceived by the kind words or helpfulness of an insurance representative. Your insurer is not your friend. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you maximize your chances of winning your accident claim. Our attorneys have a long track record of success and are well-qualified to assist you in dealing with insurance companies following an accident. We will advocate aggressively for you and help you negotiate a fair settlement.
Here are five tips to help you deal with the insurance company after a car accident
Collect as much evidence as possible
Your evidence will be crucial in supporting your claim. Document everything about your accident. Take photos, take notes, get witness statements, and make witness statements. This will improve your chances of proving fault and pursuing the full value for your claim.
Keep a strict record of everything
Keep detailed records of all accident-related transactions and communications between you and your insurer. Keep copies of all medical records, diagnosis, doctor recommendations, repairs estimates, police reports, and other evidence related to your accident. Keep a copy of all documentation and evidence, even if you are filing a claim with insurance.
Your statements to your insurer or adjuster during a claim filing can be used against your to deny coverage, lower the value of your claim, or prove your negligence. Communicate clearly with your insurer in every conservation. Don’t admit to fault. Don’t make any accusations. Give details and the facts about the accident. Your attorney should be contacted if you have any questions or need additional information.
Take care when signing documents
It is very likely that your insurance company will ask for you to sign paperwork or make a statement after an accident. Be cautious about signing any paperwork. These documents can limit your legal rights, and may prevent you from pursuing the full value your claim. Before you sign any settlement or documents, consult your legal counsel.
Get legal counsel to determine the true value of your claim
Insurance companies won’t often pay for medical expenses related to injuries. Insurance companies will often only offer compensation for expenses related to physical injuries. Insurance companies will generally avoid covering emotional damage resulting from an accident. However, you may be entitled to pursue such damages. An attorney can help you determine the true value and worth of your case. Based on the facts of your case, an attorney can pursue all damages that you are entitled to.