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Why Was Your Auto Insurance Claim Denied? These Common Missteps Lead to Failed Claims

Posted Michael Kosik on Jan 22, 2015 in Car Accidents

While the methodology used by insurance companies to determine who gets paid and how much may seem completely random, there is usually some form of rhyme or reason behind many of their decisions.

If you have had a friend or family member come to you after a denied claim, you have likely heard how unfair the process was, or how the insurance adjuster was just a money-grubbing criminal. It is completely understandable to feel frustrated after a claim denial—especially when medical bills are piling up—but in fact, the claim may have been denied for a number of reasons, most of which are common mistakes made by thousands each year.

Any Time You Are Seeking Compensation for an Auto Accident Injury, You Need to Follow Very Careful Protocol to Ensure That Your Case Will Be Successful

There are strict rules to follow, and many people make these mistakes, which ultimately ends in their claim being denied:

  • Missing medical appointments
  • Failing to follow your treatment plan
  • Telling first responders or the insurance adjuster that you are not injured before you have been medically evaluated
  • Divulging too much information on your social media account
  • Talking to the insurance company before speaking with an attorney

If You Have Been Involved in an Accident That Resulted in Serious Property Damage or Injury, Speaking With an Attorney Is Critical to Protecting Your Case

In the moments, days, and weeks following the crash, you will need to ensure that you are not acting in a manner that could wreck your claim. To help strengthen your case to get the compensation that you deserve, speak with an experienced auto accident injury lawyer as soon as possible.