How Insurance Companies May Try To Avoid Paying You After Your Auto Accident

Florida roads are among the busiest in the nation thanks to our high population and the large number of tourists flocking to the state every year. As such, our roads are also among the most hazardous and accidents here are far too common.

And when an auto accident occurs, it can throw your life into chaos. Missing work, huge medical bills, bills adding up, and serious physical injuries are all things that you may face after an accident occurs. And when you’re involved in an accident on Florida roads, it’s very important to get the help of a personal injury attorney and file a personal injury case due to an auto accident.

But in the days and weeks following your accident, one of the most common things that will occur is that insurance companies and representatives for the other side may try to reach out to the injured party. This may seem like you’re being extended an olive branch, but it’s actually a trap in most cases. And in other situations, the shady practices fall apart and become outright bullying.

Here are some of the ways that insurance companies and lawyers for the other side may try to avoid paying you what you’re owed following an accident.

• Offering A Low Settlement Amount – This is by far the most common tactic and is something that can actually seem like they are doing you a favor. You may feel like the settlement offer you’re being given is the best you’ll do, and as a result, you’ll be willing to accept it immediately. But usually, these settlement offers are far lower than you really deserve and will only mean that you can’t continue to seek compensation.

• Stalling Payments – You may keep getting pushed away or having different stages of your settlement postponed. As such, you could end up languishing without any progress.

• Refusing To Pay – Sometimes the other side simply refuses to pay. Insurance companies and legal teams may just try to bully you around and tell you that you don’t deserve the money you are actually owed. This outright bullying can be frustrating, but without help, it’s often hard to know just what steps to take to stop it.

• Forcing You Through Hoops – You may also be forced to fill out endless paperwork, send in information that you don’t really need to send in, and more. It’s common for them to try to force you to jump through hoops just to stall and avoid giving you what you’re really owed.

These are all steps that the other side may take to try to avoid paying you out anything – or to cut what you’re owed down dramatically. However, with a good attorney on your side, this won’t be an issue. Having professional lawyers on your side means that the other side knows they can’t push you around and that you’ll get their respect.

Our team has years of experience in the field of auto accident law and are ready to fight the other side to get you what you’re owed. Contact us to find out more about your rights and what we can do to help you.


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