When Do I Need to Involve a Lawyer in My Insurance Claim?

October 24, 2022

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The involvement of a personal injury lawyer in your insurance claim is dependent on a variety of factors. In some cases, your insurance company will be able to provide you with adequate coverage and compensation for your claim without you needing legal advice at all; however, this unfortunately isn’t always the case. When dealing with an insurance company that is denying your benefits, connecting with a personal injury lawyer may be necessary to ensure that your rights are being protected.

Your Insurance Company’s Response

Your insurance company starts the claims process after you submit your claim - whether that be for medical expenses, a motor vehicle collision, or any other claim options you have in your policy. Your claim will be assigned to an adjuster to determine what benefits should be paid under the contract. This process should go relatively smoothly, as your insurance company owes you a duty of good faith. This means that the insurance company should work together with you to ensure that you understand your coverage and to assist you with the process of claiming benefits.

Problems arise when you and your insurance company are at odds with what each party believes should be payable under your specific insurance policy. In the ideal situation, you and your insurance company should be able to come to an agreed upon resolution of your compensation. However, there are instances when an insurance company can deny your claim or refuse to pay the full amount that you are entitled to. If resolution between you and your insurance company seems to be out of reach, it is likely time to get the assistance of a personal injury lawyer.

The Next Steps

When your insurance company refuses to pay benefits that you are entitled to or refuses to keep paying benefits that were previously being paid, a personal injury lawyer is your best line of defence to protect your rights. Since you are at odds with your insurance company, there may be the potential for a bad faith claim. This is a claim for when your insurance company is bullying you or not engaging with you in a proper manner. If any of these apply to your current situation, it’s time to connect with a lawyer.

We Know How To Handle The Big Insurance Companies

An experienced personal injury lawyer who specializes in insurance claims is your best option if you’ve found yourself at odds with your insurance company. They have the practical knowledge and expertise that will help guide you through the legal process. Choosing the right personal injury lawyer is an essential part of the claims process that should not be overlooked.

At Beckett, our goal is to be by your side while we fight for the compensation you deserve. Our team is made up of compassionate, empathetic, and strong-willed individuals who will be there for any questions or concerns you may have throughout the process. If you’ve had enough of your insurance company not treating you fairly, please reach out to Beckett today. For a free case evaluation, fill out our contact us form and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Published on October 24, 2022

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