Most people assume that their insurance company is on their side but in many claims involving car accident, this is far from true. Especially if you are any percentage at fault.
In Los Angeles car accidents, there is often more than one at-fault party. What’s more, you can be partially responsible for an auto accident and also a victim, meaning you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries and property damage. If an insurance company reaches out to you after an auto accident and is saying you are responsible, you may want to take a moment and reach out to an experienced accident attorney before you respond, otherwise you may be giving up your legal rights to financial recovery.
You have the right to dispute an insurance company’s decision regarding who was at fault in a California car accident. Read on to learn more.
You Have the Right to Dispute Liability
If your car insurance company or the car insurance of the other party involved in the accident decides that you carry some, most, or all of the responsibility for the car accident, you have the right to dispute their decision. Doing so could enable you to receive the financial compensation your injuries deserve. A skilled accident attorney will be able to walk you through the process of collecting the evidence you need to prove your case.
Of course, the insurance companies (who are always looking out for their bottom line) may not change their position regarding your liability. Does this mean your case is over and you cannot receive monetary compensation? No, the fight for your legal rights can go on.
Hire an Experienced Lawyer
If you believe that your insurance company, or if the other party’s insurance company, is not treating your claim fairly, it is important that you know that you have the right to retain a lawyer. The right car accident attorney licensed in the State of California can look out for your best interests. What’s more, most injury attorney works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not have to pay unless you win.
File a Complaint with the Insurance Commission
Sometimes, insurance companies break the law and their duty to you, their customer, and act in bad faith. If you feel that your insurance company is acting in bad faith, you may want to file a complaint with California Department of Insurance. Your attorney will be able to discuss the pros and cons of doing so and guide you through the process.
Speak with a Lawyer Now
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