07/11/2013 // 1-800-Car-Wreck // 1-800-Car-Wreck // (press release)
After being injured in an accident that was the fault of another driver, many people go to the liable party’s insurance company, believing they will be compensated fairly for damages. Most; however, are forced to quickly see that this is not the case. Insurance companies do not want to shell out money for accident injury claims because it affects their profit margin. Even in cases where a wreck was obviously the fault of an insurance company’s client, they are often still willing to go to great lengths to not have to pay what is fair. The following are a few ways insurance companies try to avoid payouts to claimants that more fairly compensate them for damages than what many accept:
Low-balling an initial settlement offer – Many insurance companies take advantage of the vulnerability of injured accident victims and their desperate financial situation. They offer a settlement that is far less than fair and hope the injured person takes the bait.
Stalling – Stalling is another tactic insurance companies use to persuade claimants to settle for the less than fair initial offer by making one so frustrated with the wait, that they just give in.
Refusing to pay medical costs – Some insurance companies try to attribute the injuries of an accident victim to a pre-existing condition and refuse to pay related medical costs.
Devaluing your pain – Injured individuals who may be entitled to damages for pain and suffering often have a hard time trying to convince insurance companies that their symptoms are not exaggerated when dealing with them one on one.
Devaluing your property – Sending accident victims to repair shops that use cheap replacement parts, or telling them that their vehicle is worth less than what is fair market value are common tricks used by insurance companies to keep from having to pay a fair amount for property damage.
The Dallas car accident injury lawyers of 1-800-Car-Wreck can provide those who have fallen into the trap of trying to deal with insurance companies and their closed door tactics with the help they need in seeking what is fair for their claim. Contact the attorneys of 1-800-Car-Wreck today for a free case evaluation.
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