We know that after a car accident and potentially severe injuries, you need compensation. With mounting medical bills and other potential losses, working quickly should be a top priority. Unfortunately, insurance companies will often delay claims if they feel it will make you accept a less favorable settlement.
It is important to recognize what delays may exist and how a lawyer can help you combat this tactic to pursue the compensation you deserve.
Insurance Companies and Their Delay Tactics
Insurance companies want to pay out as little as possible. They hope that delaying your claim long enough increases your need for compensation and that you will accept whatever they offer. Some delay tactics they may implement include:
- Holding off on investigating your damages
- Wrongfully denying your claim
- Claiming a lapse in coverage
When insurance companies use these tactics, they know it will require back and forth between their team and you and your legal team. The longer they make you wait, the more pressing it may become for you to settle your claim.
The Possibility of Going to Trial
When insurance companies refuse to offer a fair settlement, it can lead to a struggle in negotiations. Instead, you may need to go through trial to pursue the compensation you deserve. Getting a favorable verdict can be complex on your own.
Hiring a lawyer helps you protect your rights during the complex process. A lawyer holds insurance companies accountable and keeps them to their word. It is crucial to have legal protection at every step to best handle the tactics insurance companies use to protect profits.
Our Fairfax car accident lawyers at Shevlin Smith put you first. We will prioritize your best interests to help pursue the maximum compensation to which you may be entitled. Let us be your trusted partners, going above and beyond when you need us most.