I often see clients who tell me its the first time they have ever talked to a lawyer. Most people think that personal injury lawyers are only for people who are trying to enhance–or outright make up–an injury claim. Most people think that the insurance company will treat them fairly because their claim is legitimate. So it comes as a surprise when a skeptical insurance adjuster questions their credibility or tells them that the injuries they and their doctors know about do not really exist. How can this be? They are not the type of person who fabricates a claim? The insurance company must simply be mistaken, right? Wrong.
Insurance companies make significant profits by preying on accident victims in their time of weakness. These profits are made despite a shocking rise in consumer complaints against insurance companies. The business model is simple: accident victims are vulnerable and, often, desperately need the funds owed to them under an insurance policy for home repairs, auto repairs, or medical bills. To an insurance company, your desperation means that you will accept less money than you are owed in order to end the nightmare that is the claims handling process. They also know you might become so frustrated that you give up entirely.
Insurance companies will continue these practices regardless of how many consumer complaints are filed as long as the profits continue to roll in. My colleagues and I at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer have dedicated ourselves to fighting the insurance companies. Do you have a claim that is being undervalued or even denied by an insurance company? If you do, let me know about. I am here to help.