After you have been injured in an accident, you don’t want to have to deal with anymore stress. Unfortunately, even though the claims process should be simple, insurance companies often complicate matters and make it difficult for you to understand your rights and how this should be handled.
Even though insurance companies need to tell the truth, they often lie to claimants. You shouldn’t have to stress yourself by dealing with them yourself. When you are filing an auto accident claim, it’s important to understand how they may lie to you, and to get help when needed.
Claiming That you’re At Fault
The most difficult part of being a plaintiff in a personal injury case is proving that the other party was responsible for the crash. Insurance companies often try to counter such arguments and claim that you are to blame for the accident. They will try different tactics to try and put you at fault so that they don’t have to pay out. For the most part, insurance companies are just trying to protect their profits and give you as little as possible for the damages you’ve suffered.
Claiming Your Damages aren’t Covered by Your Policy
Most people don’t fully understand their insurance policy. Instead, they get the minimum and hope that it will be enough. When this happens, insurance companies try to say that the minimum policy won’t cover the property damage or physical injuries you have sustained. While insurance companies are supposed to be honest with claimants, they often stretch the truth. When they try to take advantage of your rights, they may to be blamed for acting in bad faith, i.e. not paying out claims, delaying payments, inadequate investigation, etc.
At LeBaron & Jensen P.C., our car accident attorneys work hard to help you deal with insurance companies. We understand and recognize the tricks they may try to use. Our legal team will work diligently to assure that you are taken care of and that you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact LeBaron & Jensen today at (801) 773-9488 to discuss your case with one of our auto accident attorneys and ensure that insurance companies are not taking advantage of you.