Insurance Claims

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident because of someone else’s negligence, then you’re probably brimming with questions, such as… What steps can I take in the future to safeguard myself against other drivers or hazardous conditions on the road? What types of compensation am I entitled to? How can I take on big-name insurance companies and come out on top? And perhaps most importantly—How can I follow the letter of the law to ensure that I maximize my claim? The Ward Law Group Blog seeks to answer all of these questions and more. Use our blog to find handy tips on how you can optimize your settlement, stay safe on the road, and remain up-to-date with the ever-shifting landscape of the law. You’ll find answers to many of your questions here in our ever-expanding library of personal injury content.

Dangers of Settling with a Car Insurance Company

If you were involved in an accident for the first time and were injured, hit, or had your car or property damaged, odds are that the first thing you will want is to feel better. The second thing is that you will want to repair your car quickly, and finally, move on with your life. The insurance companies know this and will do everything possible to help you fulfill your wish, but at what cost?…

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Why Insurance Companies Do Not Want Injured Victims to Hire Attorneys

Insurance companies and adjusters always want to convince victims, even with the most serious of injuries, not to hire counsel. It could be because the insurance company often faces negative exposure in cases where someone is paralyzed, suffered the loss of a limb, or sustained a devastating head injury. They hope to convince a victim to not get the help they may need. Some comments an insurance company may make are: “You don’t need a…

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Uninsured Motorist Coverage vs Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Your car insurance policies may vary in their coverage. Such is the case of these important coverages: Uninsured Motorist Coverage, which protects you from a guilty driver who does not have auto insurance; and Underinsured Motorist Coverage, which protects you from a driver whose insurance is not enough to cover the costs of an accident. Expanding a little more on these coverages, coverage against uninsured drivers is a part of your auto insurance that protects…

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What is Good Faith and Who Forces Insurance to Act this Way?

Insurance policies create a contract that requires an insurance company to act in “good faith”. This foundation requires both parties to act with the utmost honesty and not to arbitrarily interpret the terms included in the agreement. If you are involved in an automobile accident, both the insurer and the insured are expected to act in good faith. You as the insured must give the information of the crash or accident without altering it, always…

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If you are an undocumented immigrant in the US, can you file for an insurance claim after a car accident?

Undocumented immigrants in the United States do not deserve to suffer. In fact, they have many legal rights, such as the right to get help from a good lawyer. The US Court ruled that undocumented immigrants have the same fundamental rights that any US citizen or resident enjoys while in the United States. In the event of being involved in a car accident, the reporting police officer will only record your personal information, your driver’s…

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What Determines the Price of an Auto Insurance Policy?

Many factors affect the price of an auto insurance policy, and these same factors help calculate the chances of having a car accident. According to the Insurance Information Institute, these factors are: Driving record: the better the record you have, the lower your premium. Avoid traffic violations, accidents and tickets. You may also pay more money if you are a new driver or if you haven’t had any vehicles. Usage of the car: the more…

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Myths About the Right to Receive Compensation After a Car Crash

When car accidents occur, people start to wonder about what is and is not covered by their insurance policy. There are some false beliefs and myths that have stopped many people from opening a case with their insurance company to get the compensation they need and deserve. Rumors from false experts may even push people away from the claim they have the right to bring by law. Here are some of these myths: Every case…

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Should I Include My Teenager Son/Daughter in my Insurance Policy?

The Insurance Information Institute offers some advice on financial protection for parents whose teenagers are new drivers: Include your son or daughter in your own insurance policy: it is usually cheaper to do this than to get them a new policy under their own names. If they are having their own car registered under their name, you can use your same insurance company, and you may, as a result, qualify for a discount. Ask how…

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Tactics Insurance Companies When a Car Accident Lawyer is not Present

When dealing with your car insurance company, it’s imperative to consult an attorney to guarantee a suitable compensation. Insurance companies use various tactics to lower the compensation you should receive. Take a look at the following examples: They take advantage of the Hispanic culture by rambling while they barely allow Hispanics to speak - this happens when they are taking the statement How is the weather today? It’s going to rain because it also rained…

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What Information is Essential for Filing a Claim with My Insurance Company After an Accident?

Generally, the following information will be required: All your medical bills All medical records Medical records prior to the accident (so the insurance company can verify if there are previous injuries) Any loss of salary incurred Any additional expense Any pain and suffering you have endured because of the accident Any previous history of accidents  

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