If you’ve been involved in a car accident, the last thing you want is the insurance company dragging out your case. Unfortunately, this is very common.
Car accidents are not easy on victims, and many suffer from the event for a long time. If you or a loved one are in this situation, the last thing you want is to have the insurance company you filed a claim with drag the case and not respond promptly to your inquiries and requests.
However, this scenario is, unfortunately, quite common. Many insurance companies drag out cases hoping that the victim will miss a deadline or give up on the claim to avoid such a hassle. If you have filed a car accident claim and the insurance company is dragging its feet, it’s time to do something about it.
Why Would the Insurance Company Drag Out the Case?
It’s an easy answer for people with experience in the legal realm. Still, most people may not consider that insurance companies are for-profit businesses and will put their bottom-line above the claimant’s best interest.
By dragging out the case and not responding with as much urgency as you had when filing your claim, insurance companies often manage to discourage you from pursuing the claim further. Meanwhile, your medical bills, transportation costs, and other expenses are accumulating, you may be unable to work, and it’s normal to be under stress.
This is how insurance companies convince claimants to accept their first settlement offer, which is almost always well under what they are entitled to get.
How To Deal With the Insurance Company After a Car Accident
For the reasons we have mentioned, it is highly recommended that you speak with an experienced St. Louis car accident lawyer as soon as possible after a car accident.
Don’t worry about the cost of hiring a lawyer: at The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C., we work for a contingency fee, which means that we only get paid if and when we get you compensation.
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