Dealing with the Insurance Company After an Accident in California
Skilled Guidance From Experienced California Personal Injury Attorneys
Dealing with insurance companies after an accident can be an extremely frustrating experience in an already difficult situation. Many injured victims are left confused and angry over how they are treated by insurance adjusters. Before you speak to an insurance representative, you should contact a knowledgeable trial lawyer at our firm, Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P.
What to Expect
Depending on the nature of your accident, you may receive an offer to settle your case very quickly. These early offers are not made to help you get on with your life. They are an attempt by the insurance company to get you to accept less than it thinks your case is worth. You should never settle a claim before you have a firm understanding of your injuries and how they will affect your life going forward.
Insurance Bad Faith and Denied Claims
Fast settlement offers are one way insurance adjusters attempt to limit what they pay out after an accident. Another method is to get you to make a statement or answer a question in a way that favors their interests. By answering a question the wrong way or signing a statement prepared by the insurance company, you can lose your chance to recover compensation. If you give an insurance company what it wants, your claim could easily be denied.
In some cases, a perfectly valid claim will be denied improperly. If the insurance company denies a claim in bad faith, you can hold it accountable in a court of law. Our firm knows how to handle insurance companies. We can negotiate on your behalf and protect your right to compensation. We can help you learn the full value of your claim and present a compelling case to insurance adjusters, judges and juries.
Get the Representation You Need
Attempting to deal with the insurance company on your own can be a terrible mistake. Insurance companies handle countless personal injury cases every year. They have experience and knowledge on their side. You need a skilled attorney with a proven track record to protect your interests. Before speaking to an insurance adjuster, contact us at 408-289-1417 to schedule a free initial consultation.