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Insurance Jerking You Around? How to Get the Representation You Need

When you’re having trouble with your insurance, it leaves you with few options for how to go about handling it. You can choose to dispute the claim with your insurance or you can seek legal representation. Here are some of the ways that you can ensure that you’re getting the representation that you need.

Document Your Claim

Keeping good records will help you no matter the route that you choose to take. This means that you also need to document the verbal communication that you have with the insurance company. Make sure to date all of this communication to give you the best record of when events occurred. This can make the difference in being able to have your claim covered. Printing out emails and any other actions that were taken on your part will also prove to be important if you go to court.

Research Specialties

If you’ve hit a brick wall with your insurance company, it’s time to seek legal advice on the issue. Researching an attorney that will specialize in your specific case will go a long way. Speaking to an auto accident attorney means that you’ll be in a good position to move forward with your claim. They will know how to go about dealing with your insurance company and how to get you the money that you deserve. Working with an attorney that has worked on similar cases gives you an advantage.

Set Expectations

Setting the expectations that you require out of your attorney and your level of involvement is the first place to start. This covers establishing the fees and any payment schedules that need to be devised with your attorney. In some cases, you may not need to pay your attorney until after your case has been settled. The amount of time that your attorney needs to prepare your case may dictate how you want to handle these matters.

Understand End Goals

Have a clear understanding about what your end goals are when you sit down with your attorney. Realistic expectations about what you want in regards to resolving your claim is important. You want an attorney that will be honest with you so that you aren’t caught off-guard. Understanding the potential outcomes allows you to make a more informed decision about whether you’ve selected the right representation for your case.

You have rights even if the insurance company decides that they don’t need to take your claim seriously. Use these strategies to help you find someone who will work to get the job done.

Author information: Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber;

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

About This Blog

The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

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