Do you know what happens after an insurance claim? Have you been misled that it will be as quick and painless as promised by endearing mascots on television commercials? If you aren’t sure what happens after you make your insurance claim, then you could risk getting a lower settlement than you deserve.
Victims who receive smaller settlements than they feel they deserve hire lawyers to fight to get a better deal. Do you know the steps between filing a claim and knowing when it’s time to call an attorney?
If you want to know more about what happens after an insurance claim, then you’ll want to invest 20 minutes to listen to this edition of The Law Show Sacramento where your host Nick Jaworski interviews Travis Black from The Law Office of Black & DePaoli, PC about insurance companies and claims, including when it’s appropriate to call an attorney for your insurance issue.
Insurance claims for car accidents are the most frequent because people are hurt in car accidents every day. In 2010, an estimated 2.24 million people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes according to research by the U.S. Department of Transportation. This interview is a chance to learn what happens after a claim.
Why You’re Not Necessarily in Good Hands
The episode kicks off with Travis sharing details from his background, which includes working on the police force, for several insurance companies, and as a lawyer. When it comes to insurance claims in the Sacramento area, including Placer, El Dorado, and Amador counties, his knowledge comes from a rather broad perspective.
Next Travis shares some of his professional experiences of working with insurance companies, and explains why it’s not always as helpful or easy as media advertising might suggest. He explains how the public suffers because of dirty tricks insurance companies play, and what you should do when making an insurance claim.
If you blindly trust the insurance company without knowing what happens after a claim, then you’re inviting them to take bigger profits.
Like a Good Neighbor? Or Misleading Trickster?
Then Travis goes on to explain what happens after an insurance claim, starting with the car accident itself. He explains his views on giving recorded statements, and what you should and shouldn’t allow the insurance company to do. He also addresses these questions:
- Should I use the body shop recommended by my insurance company?
- How often will I hear from the insurance company in the state of California?
- Can injuries that take place during a car accident affect my insurance claim?
Now ask yourself these questions: Does your insurance company have your best interest at heart when you file a claim? Are you confident that you can deal with the dirty tricks insurance companies play while recovering from a car accident? If you answered no to either, then it’s time to seek legal counsel.
Choosing Those Who Are Really on Your Side
Travis goes on to explains why it’s important to have a good attorney when filing an insurance claim. It’s more important however to pick the right attorney. He describes risks associated with choosing a bad attorney, and what everything a good attorney should recover for you.
There are times after an accident when a person’s health does not improve. Travis explains what to do after a claim in this case, including whom you should talk to and what types of information you should give that professional.
In addition to reimbursement for obvious bills, your insurance company should also compensate for emotional suffering and pain. Other victims are using a lawyer to make sure they don’t become trapped by dirty tricks insurance companies play, so why aren’t you?
The episode wraps up with Travis explaining the things that set him apart from other attorneys. He invites visitors to check out his website for additional information.