Picking up from 6 Things to Know about Car Accident Insurance Claims (Pt. 1), below are some additional points that people need to keep in mind when they are preparing to submit claims to insurance companies after traffic accidents.
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3. Insurers do not always act legally or ethically when handling car accident insurance claims – In an effort to protect their own bottom line, some insurance companies may act in bad faith, meaning that they may do things that are not just unethical but that are also outright illegal in order to undercut or even try to flat out deny your claim.
For example, while insurers may try to blame you for causing the car accident and, in turn, try to deny your claim completely, they may also try to allege that:
- You don’t have an active policy with them (when, in fact, you do).
- Your policy doesn’t cover the type of accident associated with your claim (when, in fact, it does).
- The damage or injuries associated with your claim are not as severe as you have said they are.
4. What you say to insurers can be used against you later – This is something that many policyholders don’t realize but that is, nevertheless, crucial to keep in mind whenever dealing with insurers. As you discuss an accident with an insurer, your conversation may be recorded, and anything you say can be used to try to undervalue or even deny your claim outright.
This means that you should always be on guard when talking to an insurer. In fact, it’s even better to hire a lawyer to represent you and deal with an insurer on your behalf so that you can trust that your car accident claim is being handled by an experienced professional who will be dedicated to advocating your rights and to standing up to insurers.
Don’t miss the final installment of this blog for some additional important info about car accident insurance claims.
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