When the worst happens and you're left injured after an accident, you will likely turn to an insurance company to help you cover the enormous costs associated with your crash or accidents. We expect insurers to be a "good neighbor" and "on our side," as they promise in their commercials. Unfortunately, insurers can be difficult to work with, oftentimes creating more headaches and frustrations than the actual accident.
At The Attkisson Law Firm, LLC, in Dayton, Ohio, we know the tactics insurance companies use to avoid paying out the full extent of a policy after a motor vehicle collision or another personal injury accident. We're heavy hitters when it comes to holding insurers accountable for the promises they make in a policy. We will put everything on the line for you to make sure you're not left worrying more about how you're going to pay your bills rather than whether you're recovering properly or not.
Filing an insurance claim after an accident can be a daunting task made worse by insurers who use these and other tactics to get out of paying you the compensation you need and deserve:
Making a lowball offer after a minor accident — Even minor accidents can lead to major injuries, but not in the eyes of insurers who may hire their own doctors to dispute your need for treatment.
Saying an accident injury is a pre-existing condition — Doctors employed by the insurance company may question and insist your injuries were really an aggravation of a pre-existing condition all in an attempt to decrease a settlement offer.
Saying you are more at fault for the accident than you were — Ohio is a comparative negligence state, meaning the compensation you can receive is decreased by your percentage of fault in an accident. The more fault an insurer assesses to you, the less they will say they owe you.
Not paying for medical treatments they think you don't need — Insurers may scrutinize your medical bills, oftentimes questioning whether you need certain treatments all in an effort to get out of paying for medical services your doctor suggested to you.
When you retain the services of The Attkisson Law Firm, LLC, you are putting more than 40 years of experience in your corner and a team of qualified personal injury lawyers who will make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Attorneys Kevin Attkisson and Matthew Jewson are known for being heavy hitters at the negotiation table and in the courtroom. They know the tactics insurance companies use and aren't afraid to call out insurers for acting in bad faith.
While it's possible to handle insurance claim disputes at the negotiation table, we understand that sometimes we need to take the fight to court. You can rest assured knowing we will be with you every step of the way, advocating on your behalf, and looking out for your best interests.
You don't have to deal with insurance companies by yourself after an accident. The Attkisson Law Firm, LLC, can help. Insurance companies know we are not afraid to make a case in front of a jury if we feel like you're not being offered the full and fair compensation you need.
If you'd like to put the fight in your corner, turn to our team of heavy hitters. Schedule a free consultation today at our Dayton office by calling 937-276-9700. You may also contact us online to set up an appointment.