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Insurance Claim Being Denied? How to Take Control of the Situation

No one ever wants to make an insurance claim, but when something happens, and you need to file a claim, it is important to know what to do. Too often, people have their claims denied because they don’t understand the process or they don’t take control of the situation like they should. This article will discuss what you can do if your insurance claim is being denied and how to make sure that you get the money you deserve.

Find out Why the Claim was Denied

The first step is to find out why your claim was denied. Sometimes it is as simple as a clerical error on the part of the insurance company. If this is the case, you can usually have the denial reversed by simply providing the correct information to the insurance company. However, the denial may be based on an exclusion in your policy or because the insurance company believes that you are not covered for the type of damages you sustained.

Gather Evidence

If you believe that your insurance claim should have been paid, but it was denied, the next step is to gather evidence to support your position. This may include pictures of the damage, repair estimates, medical bills, or other documentation.

If you’re challenging your car accident claims because it was denied, you should include a copy of the police report in your appeal. The police report will document what happened during the accident and often assign blame to one or more of the drivers involved. If the insurance company denies your claim because they believe that you were at fault for the accident, this evidence can help to prove that you were not at fault and that your claim should be paid.

File a Demand Letter

Once you have gathered all the evidence to support your position, the next step is to file a demand letter with the insurance company. This letter should outline why you believe your claim was wrongfully denied and what evidence you have to support your position. It should also state how much money you are owed due to the denial.

If the insurance company denies your claim again after receiving your demand letter, you may need to take legal action to get the money you deserve. An experienced attorney can help you understand your options and ensure that you are taking the best course of action for your particular situation.

In conclusion, if your insurance claim is being denied, don’t give up. Knowing your policy coverage and rights and gathering evidence and documentation to support your claim can help you get the money you deserve.

Author information: Anita Ginsburg is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University and now writes articles about health, business, family, and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn’t writing. You can follow her on Twitter @anitaginsburg.

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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