Can Your Car Accident Claim be Denied?
The law holds that those responsible for car accidents should also be responsible for the losses of any injured victims. If another driver caused your crash, you should be able to simply file a claim with their insurance company and receive payment for your losses, right? Unfortunately, it is rarely this easy, and many people find that their insurance claims are denied, and they don’t know what to do next.
If you tried to handle your claim on your own and received a denial, the first thing you should do is contact an Upland car accident attorney you can trust. Having representation is often the key to successfully appealing a denial, since this can be a frustrating and challenging process.
A lawyer will first identify the reason for your denial, which could include:
- The insurance company denied the policyholder’s liability for the crash
- The insurer challenged that your injuries were caused by the crash, which is common when you did not receive medical treatment right away
- The insurer claimed it did not have the necessary evidence to support your claim
- The insurance company was acting in bad faith
The strategy for appealing the claim will depend on the denial reasons. Sometimes, the mere involvement of an attorney is enough for the insurance company to reconsider in your favor. This is often because the insurer knows there is the possibility of a lawsuit if they do not reverse the denial.
Our Upland Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
After a car crash, you should always let an Upland car accident attorney help prepare and file your initial insurance claim. However, if you did not involve a lawyer right away, it is not too late, even after a denial. The Law Offices of Brian Brandt is here to help, so please contact us online or call 800.983.4467 today.