If you were involved in a car accident, and if you sustained serious injuries as a result, you may be counting on your car accident claim to assist you with your medical bills, to cover any property damage, and to support you while you recover from your injuries. Unfortunately, things do not always go as planned, and while you may have a perfectly valid claim on your hands, it may still be denied. When this happens, it is important to not only understand why your claim was denied, but to consult with a Shorewood auto accident attorney right away.
A Shorewood auto accident attorney can help you appeal the insurance company’s initial decision, as well as craft a viable case in your favor. Insurance claims are complex, and require a lot of paperwork and proof. If you do not provide all of the information that the claims adjuster is looking for, they will dismiss your case without a second’s thought. To ensure that this does not happen you a second time (or a first, if you have not yet filed), contact our Shorewood auto accident law firm to learn more about how we can help you.
While every situation varies, and while you still want to consult with a Shorewood auto accident attorney to evaluate the circumstances of your case before filing an accident claim, there are some common reasons that an insurance claim may be denied. They include:
Just because the insurance company denied your initial claim does not mean they are in the right. Whether they denied your claim for one of the reasons above or for some other arbitrary reason, it would be in your best interest to consult with a Shorewood auto accident lawyer about filing an appeal and determining whether or not the insurance company made the denial in bad faith.
“Bad faith” means that the insurance company is not living up to their obligation to you – the insured – to resolve your case as per your insurance agreement. If you feel that your insurance company denied your claim on false grounds, you may not only have an auto accident claims lawsuit on your hands, but an insurance bad faith lawsuit as well.
At Sabuco, Beck, Hansen, Massino & Pollack, P.C., our Shorewood auto accident attorneys have helped countless victims of car accidents appeal their denied insurance claims and recover the full amount of compensation that they initially filed for. Whether you have already filed an insurance claim and been denied, or whether you are just beginning the claims process, let our experienced Shorewood auto accident lawyers help you achieve a successful outcome. Contact our team today at (815) 730-8860 to schedule your initial consultation.
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