In the aftermath of a car accident, insurance companies are required to treat you fairly—even if they insure the other driver. This is called acting in good faith, and every insurance company should oblige by avoiding unnecessary delays and processing an insurance claim in a reasonable amount of time.
However, if your insurance company is stalling, our team of Las Vegas car accident lawyers might be able to help. Often, getting these cases moving is as simple as aggressively pushing for a resolution with the adjuster. Contact us today for a free consultation. We are happy to answer your questions and assess your case.
Common excuses from insurance companies
Insurance companies use many excuses when they drag their feet in your car accident injury case.
Some common examples include the following:
- They are having a hard time tracking down a witness
- They need more documentation
- They are waiting for medical records
- They are waiting on guidance from legal counsel
Remember, your attorney has likely dealt with stalled negotiation talks, and they are not intimidated by these tactics.
Delays are often intentional
Delays are often intentional. Insurance companies have the resources to drag out a claim for as long as they want. They also know that the same is not true for most accident victims. These delays often pressure a financially strapped person into settling their case for a fraction of its true value.
Delays almost always work against the plaintiff in these cases because if you wait too long, you could lose your ability to seek compensation because of the statute of limitations. You are also more likely to face financial pressure to settle your case and accept an unreasonable offer. The good news is that our team can help you fight back.
How we can help
Insurance companies are infamous for delay tactics when they know the victim does not have a lawyer. Insurance adjusters handling these cases are trained to reduce the claim’s value as much as possible—even if the amount is unfair.
A Las Vegas car accident attorney could help by contacting the insurance company for an update. Some delays are based on honest mistakes, and a nudge from an attorney can get a quick response from the adjuster.
When insurance companies refuse to respond, legal action might be necessary. An attorney could file a bad faith lawsuit against the insurance company to seek compensation for an unreasonable delay or denial.
Talk to Valiente Mott about delays in your insurance case
If you are dealing with a delay in your car accident claim, now is the time to get professional help. Our hardworking and experienced team at Valiente Mott is here to help you resolve your case and get the compensation you deserve. Reach out today to learn more during a free consultation. There is no obligation to hire us, and because we work on a contingency basis, there are no upfront legal fees.