If you have questions about an insurance claim dispute, contact Russell & Hill, PLLC, serving Portland, Oregon, Everett, Spokane, Vancouver, Washington and the surrounding parts of Washington and Oregon, by filling out and emailing our Case Evaluation Form or call our toll-free number at 888-379-9517 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Insurance adjusters regularly sift through stacks of personal injury claims. After reviewing thousands of claims, they can lose their ability to be emotionally affected by the insurance claims, even those involving catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Our job is to keep them engaged.
At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our attorneys are experienced trial attorneys committed to helping people involved in a dispute over a personal injury and car insurance claim. Our approach is to devote all the work and resources necessary to force insurance companies to treat you as an individual with rights — not as just another insurance claim to check off their list.
You paid your insurance premiums so you would be protected when you needed to make a claim. If your insurance company won’t agree to provide full medical coverage for your immediate and long-term care and to compensate you fully for your lost wages, pain & suffering, and other losses, we can help.
When an accident happens, one of the first things people usually do is contact their insurance company to file a claim. However, insurance companies are for-profit organizations, and their primary goal is to pay out as little as possible on claims. This can lead to disputes, and if an insurance claim is denied or the offered settlement is inadequate, it may be necessary to hire a personal injury attorney to help negotiate a fair settlement.
One of the main reasons to hire a personal injury attorney is that they have experience dealing with insurance companies and know how to negotiate a fair settlement. They understand the legal process and can advise you on your rights and options. They also have the resources to conduct an investigation, gather evidence and build a case that supports your claim.
Another important factor is that insurance companies have teams of adjusters, investigators and attorneys whose job is to minimize the amount of money paid out on claims. They may use tactics such as denying the claim, offering a low settlement or delaying the process. A personal injury attorney will help you navigate the claims process and make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Additionally, if a dispute arises, an attorney will be able to file a lawsuit on your behalf if necessary. This is an important step if the insurance company is unwilling to negotiate a fair settlement. An attorney will be able to present your case in court and fight for your rights.
Various mistakes you might make both when filing a claim and after an insurance company disputes your claim can negatively impact your chances of securing the compensation for which you’re eligible. Mistakes to avoid include:
It’s important to be aware of these potential mistakes and to seek legal advice from an attorney if you find yourself in a dispute with an insurance company. They can help you to avoid these common pitfalls and to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Insurance companies take us seriously knowing we prepare every case to be successful at trial. Just as this level of preparation and attention to detail are effective in personal injury claims, they allow us to advocate zealously on behalf of those involved in car insurance claim disputes.
We routinely handle claims for people involved in motor vehicle accidents and other incidents where insurance coverage is an issue:
Whether we are handling a personal injury claim from the beginning or resolving a dispute over insurance coverage, our approach is the same. Our attorneys ensure that every element is in place to prove fault and demonstrate the extent of our clients’ injuries and losses.
If the insurance company disputes that their client was at fault, we perform a thorough investigation and analysis of the accident, often working with accident scene reconstructionists, in order to demonstrate exactly what happened and to establish liability.
If an insurance adjuster is disputing damages or offering a settlement that will not be adequate to cover all of your expenses, we will establish every detail of the immediate and long-term losses being claimed.
We incorporate medical evidence from clients’ doctors to illustrate the extent of the injuries and demonstrate any need for future surgeries, physical therapy, in-house care and other costs. Our lawyers also partner with vocational experts to establish the facts when accidents limit our clients’ ability to work.
If your insurance company is delaying or denying your claim in bad faith, we will focus our efforts on obtaining full coverage up to your policy limits, and on seeking any additional appropriate damages.
To learn how we can help with your insurance claim dispute, contact Russell & Hill, serving Portland, Oregon, Everett, Spokane, Vancouver, Washington and the surrounding parts of Washington and Oregon, by filling out and emailing our Case Evaluation Form or call our toll-free number at 888-379-9517 to schedule a free initial consultation.
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