As a San Antonio personal injury attorney, I can tell you that it’s not unusual for insurance companies to be uncooperative during negotiations for personal injury claims. This is especially true for claimants going about their claims without the assistance of a lawyer. In situations like this, the insurance company for the other driver may treat you like a pushover, even going so far as to deny your claim—no matter how legitimate it is—because they assume you don’t know your rights and simply want to finish the claims process as quickly as possible.
If you know your rights and how to protect them during the negotiations process, you’ll know what to do if your claim gets denied.
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It should be noted that while some claims are denied for valid reasons, others are turned down because the insurance company thinks it can trick the claimant into thinking their case was weak. Claimants can also be pressured into accepting a settlement far less than what they rightfully and legally deserve.
Important Note: If the insurance company is shifting blame to you, and denying your claim on the grounds that you were partially responsible for the accident, you need to speak with an experienced injury attorney BEFORE you simply give up on pursuing your claims. This is a well-known, and common insurance company “dirty trick.” Don’t fall victim to their unscrupulous ways without getting a FREE consultation first.
If you’re facing a rejected claim, you can still obtain a fair settlement with the assistance of a skilled accident lawyer, one who can provide an explanation of your options, protect your rights through the claims process, and aggressively pursue a fair settlement to cover your care and medical expenses.
Accident lawyers often find a successful resolution to claims initially denied by the insurance company, sometimes even exceeding the expectations of clients. If you’ve been involved in a car accident in San Antonio or Austin and have a personal injury claim that’s been denied, you can still work towards a favorable settlement with the help of Barrus Injury Lawyers. We can provide a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case, explaining to you your rights and options for a positive resolution. Call us today at (210) 593-8709 for an appointment, or schedule a FREE case evaluation here.