January 30th, 2019|
The insurance industry spends billions of dollars annually to convince the public that they exist to take care of victims when they need compensation.
But insurance companies wouldn’t post huge profits year after year if they were paying victims the settlements they deserve. Instead, they find ways to reduce or deny claims at every turn—and that often involves taking advantage of unsuspecting victims.
How Do Insurance Companies Take Advantage of Victims?
The adjusters who work for insurance companies have one primary job: finding ways to pay victims as little money as possible after their accidents. They achieve that by using the following tricks and tactics:
- They get victims to accept lowball settlements—Adjusters know that victims are often in need of money after their accidents. That’s why they send settlement offers immediately after crashes that seem substantial but aren’t nearly enough to cover all accident-related expenses. When victims accept those offers, they may be unable to pursue further compensation.
- They get victims to admit fault—If victims go on record saying they were at fault for their accidents, insurance companies may deny their claims entirely. Adjusters often talk to victims frequently to extract admission of faults, even when evidence and witness testimonies indicate that other factors or parties caused their crashes.
- They give victims the run around—When faced with claims that they know they can’t deny, some insurance companies will try to frustrate victims into giving up. That means refusing to cooperate, threatening to deny claims entirely, or even ceasing all contact with victims.
At Nurenberg Paris, our Ohio auto accident attorneys know all the tricks of the insurance company’s trade, and we don’t think it’s fair when they take advantage of innocent victims like you. When you choose us to handle your injury claim, we’ll stay one step ahead of the insurance company to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call us today for a free consultation.