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    What are the Responsibilities of the Insurance Company?

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    Insurance companies: There are countless options for drivers, and they all promise to take care of you when you need it. As such, it’s easy to think that when you’re involved in a crash that you can rely on the insurance company to work with you on your claim to provide the necessary compensation moving forward.

    Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The insurance companies have clear responsibilities that they don’t always abide by after an accident. It’s vital for you to recognize the responsibilities of the insurance company so you know when they fail in that duty to properly care for your claim.

    The Responsibilities and Where the Insurance Company Fails

    When you’re in a crash in Georgia, you’re going through the negligent driver’s insurance company. Unfortunately, they don’t always look out for your best interests, and the tactics they use can be difficult to overcome.

    • Investigating a claim: Insurance companies should be sure they’re taking the necessary amount of time to fully investigate a claim. This investigation is done to ensure the claim is paid out correctly. Unfortunately, adjusters may not complete the investigation correctly, meaning they’ll try to pay out much less.
    • Paying out a fair amount: Insurance companies may try to offer you a much lower settlement than you deserve. They should be sure they’re paying out the necessary compensation to protect individuals after a crash, but this isn’t always part of their plans.
    • Acting without discrimination: Insurance companies must pursue claims based on validity. While they can refuse service to individuals, they can’t do so because of someone’s characteristics such as age, sex, race, or more.
    • Using honest business practices: Insurance companies must follow business practices that are fair and just. Using deceptive actions to pay out less means they’re violating the same policies they sell in order to protect profits.

    When an insurance company fails you, it’s important to know the most effective way to pursue the compensation you need.

    At The Kalka Law Group, our Atlanta car accident attorneys stand by your side. We’re here to help you focus on your best interests, dealing with legal matters, so you can focus on your health and recovery. We’ll go above and beyond to pursue the compensation you need and deserve.

    Call our firm today at (678) 270-2377.

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