Sustaining accidental injuries is never pleasant. But, when the accident could have been avoided if
someone else had acted responsibly, every aspect of the experience becomes more complicated and
frustrating. If your injuries were minor to moderate, you may be able to receive compensation by
filing an insurance claim. But, you need to be aware that insurance companies are not always
considering your best interests—they are more concerned with their own bottom line.
a personal injury attorney can protect your interests
When you need to file a personal
injury insurance claim, it often makes sense to retain an attorney who has experience dealing with
insurance companies. A skilled attorney knows how to use state insurance laws to make sure you
receive fair treatment. And an experienced attorney knows when to take aggressive legal action to
protect your rights to compensation.
Typical insurance tactics
Your attorney is
watchful of typical insurance tactics such as these:
Tempting accident victims with
quick settlement offers: It is natural for accident victims to seek solutions that can quickly
put the matter behind them. But, a quick offer is not necessarily a fair one. When you retain an
attorney experienced in insurance claims to handle the claim on your behalf, the initial offer is
much more likely to be fair.
Delaying claims: At the opposite end of the scale,
insurance companies often use claim delaying tactics. These include repeatedly requesting you to
describe the circumstances of the accident, questioning the authenticity of your injury claims, or
refusing to accept diagnostic and treatment explanations from your doctors. These tactics are all
attempts by the insurance to devise reasons to deny your claim. Do not succumb to these tactics
without skilled legal assistance.
Reducing or denying claims: You may file against
your own insurance company (required in most auto accident cases under the Florida no-fault
insurance laws), or against the liability policy of the party who caused your accident. In
either case, the insurance contract governs the specifics behind when claims are paid and the value
of those claims. Insurance companies often attempt to deny or reduce the value of claims that are
covered under the contract. When you are represented by an attorney knowledgeable in insurance legal
requirements, you can feel confident that he or she is taking every legal measure to ensure you are
If you suffered a injury in Fort Myers, the contact
the The Fort Myers personal injury
attorneys of Aloia & Roland, LLP has the skills and experience needed to ensure your
insurance claim is handled fairly and honestly under the law. Their offices are located at 2250
First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
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