Last week, local news station KXAN ran a great story on the problems that consumers encounter trying to get insurance companies to pay their claims. Unfortunately, I see this on a daily basis. When you’re hurt or injured, insurance companies seem to employ the old deny, defend and delay tactics to try and minimize what you’re paid.
The person in this story was lucky. After a battle, he thinks he received a fair payout without having to hire an attorney. But most people who try to handle their own claims aren’t that lucky. As lawyers, we know the tactics the insurance companies are trying to use against you, and we know the ways you can mess up your claim. That’s why it’s reported that even insurance companies studies prove that claimants who have lawyers who can help guide you through the process end up with much higher recoveries, on average.
I urge you to watch the story below: