If you have been in a personal injury accident of any kind, chances are you are dealing with an insurance company. Most types of accidents such as auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, and workplace accidents involve some type of insurance company that mediates between the parties and determines the compensation that you will receive for your injuries. Insurance companies are notorious for trying to get out of paying claims, or paying less than you deserve. Here are three things the insurance company might try.
The insurance company may try to claim that you were also negligent, and that your negligence led to the accident. If they try to claim this, it will become your duty to provide evidence to the contrary. Sometimes the fault for an accident rests with both parties. But far more often, one party’s negligence is the key factor. An attorney will be able to fight with the insurance companies on your behalf and help you prove your case.
Insurance companies lose money when they have to pay out on a claim, and they will do everything they can to avoid doing so. If it is clear that an accident occurred and that the other party was negligent, the insurance company will be able to do little to deny your claim. They might, however, try to settle for a much lower amount than you deserve. Remember that you can get compensation for your medical bills as well as your lost wages and other damages.
What an Attorney Can Do
When you get an attorney to represent you in your personal injury case, they will take over communications with the insurance company involved. The attorney will be able to help you prove your case to the insurance company and ensure that they are giving you appropriate compensation. If they do not, the attorney can take the matter to court.
If you have recently been in a personal injury accident and you need help negotiating with the insurance company, contact us today for more information or to schedule your free consultation.