Many people look to insurance companies after car accidents to help with a claim for potential compensation. Unfortunately, while many insurance companies claim that they are there for policyholders and care for their well-being, it’s not always the case.
Some insurance companies attempt to deny car accident claims, and there are some steps these large corporations take to try and protect their own profits over the best interests of their policyholders.
1. Recorded Statements to Display Contradictions In Statements
After a car accident, the insurance company may request to get a recorded statement from you about what happened in the crash. This is because they’re looking for any issues in your initial statement and the new recorded statement that they can use to limit their own liability and pay out as little as possible to the injured.
2. Attempting to Show Your Injury Was Pre-Existing
In order to show liability and seek compensation in a car accident claim, it must be shown that you suffered an injury as a result of the collision. The insurance company will do whatever they can to avoid paying for physical damages and may try to claim that the injury you have was pre-existing or was sustained in a separate incident.
3. Putting Fault On You for the Accident
Because fault helps to determine who gets compensation and how much can be received, the other party’s insurance company may try to put fault for the accident on you to avoid paying out for the claim. They would try to protect their own profits and put you as the liable party.
Going through difficult times requires strong advocacy. At The Kalka Law Group, our Atlanta car accident lawyers work hard to protect you when you need it the most. Don’t let unscrupulous insurance companies take advantage of your rights. Let us stand in your corner and help you seek the most favorable outcome you need and deserve.