If you have been in a major car accident, chances are this is a very trying time when you need help most from everybody—especially support from family and friends. If you have been seriously injured, this means relying on medical professionals, and perhaps even the hospital or specialist to help treat you and set you on the proper plan for healing. You may also be dealing with significant money issues, and this is where the insurance claim comes in if you were hurt—and especially due to the negligence of others.
Of the most unfortunate side effects of being in a car wreck is the onslaught of bills, with no way to plan for such a dreadful and unexpected event. Most of us do count on car insurance to carry us through, however, protecting us overall in the case of an accident. If you are dealing with the other driver’s insurer though, you may feel more than vulnerable than ever as no one seems to be acting in your best interest at all.
If your instincts are telling you something is wrong with the insurance company’s behavior, unfortunately, you may be right. Red flags indicating the insurer may be acting in bad faith are usually signaled initially by delays. While you may have an outright denial of your claim—and one that seems unreasonable or not even explained very well, you could also be dealing with unreasonable requests for documentation; in fact, some of the paperwork they ask for maybe nearly impossible to get. Their hope, if acting in bad faith, is to wear you down so much that all you want to do is run the other direction!
You may also be getting the runaround on payment for upcoming procedures or necessary care as the insurer requests that you get another referral, or another opinion, or take another avenue. They may also question treatment that you had, requiring you to get the doctor to communicate the validity of your care. The bottom line is that while there are many different ways to delay, if the insurer is doing everything possible to stall you and keep from paying your claim, it is time to consult with an experienced attorney like Andrew ‘Pike’ Piekalkiewicz, PLLC who will step in and offer the necessary legal expertise to see that you receive compensation as quickly as possible.
If you have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of others, please call the law offices of Andrew ‘Pike’ Piekalkiewicz, PLLC as soon as possible at (713) 748-7453 or visit AttorneySgtPike for a no obligation case review.
As a variation of the system employed in trucking cases, Sgt. Attorney Pike activates and deploys the Car Accident Response Team or C.A.R.T. ™ immediately after being hired and in appropriate cases. A team of specialized personnel trained in every aspect of car wrecks and injuries is deployed. Let us help you!