If you have to turn to an insurance company after a car accident, a medical event, or damage is caused to your home, you might feel like you have the support that you need. After all, you’ve been paying your premiums, and those who work for the insurance company seem friendly. So, you’re in good hands, right? Probably not.
Why you shouldn’t trust an insurance company
There are a lot of reasons why you shouldn’t trust an insurance company. Here are just a few of them:
- Profits: Insurance companies and their employees are tasked with maximizing profits. This means raking in as much in premiums as possible while paying out as little as possible in claims. Therefore, they’ll look for any possible justification to deny your claim.
- Twisting your words: That being the case, keep in mind that insurance adjusters, regardless of how nice they may seem, are carefully listening to what you say to see if there’s anything that can be used against you. So, be careful with what you say and avoid giving any sort of recorded statement without consulting with your attorney.
- Improper delays: Far too often, insurance companies delay paying out claims in hopes that you’ll just give up. This is contrary to the law and can leave you in a difficult financial predicament. That’s why you need to know how to navigate the law to your advantage and hold these insurance companies accountable.
Take insurance companies to task when you’ve been wronged
Insurance companies need to be held accountable for their actions. But that’s easier said than done. In order to adequately do so, you have to know the law and how to aggressively apply it to your unique set of facts. But that’s where an attorney may be able to help you.
If you feel like an insurance company is taking advantage of you or treating you unfairly, you may want to discuss your situation with an attorney who isn’t afraid to stand up to ensure that your voice is heard and your rights are protected.