Motor Vehicle Claims: What to Expect from the Insurance Carrier

For the uninitiated, dealing with an automobile accident claim can be a daunting process.  In Connecticut, since all drivers must be insured, it is the insurance companies who are holding the purse strings.  Insurance companies are not in the habit of giving up their money despite advertising claims of being “in good hands” or being there, “like a good neighbor.”  To get what you are properly entitled to, you will likely need to enlist the help of a personal injury lawyer to protect your health care information, analyze liability, and fight for a fair settlement.

Even if the insurance company of an “at-fault” party (its insured) pays your property damage claim to have your car repaired, or replaced, that does not mean the same company will acknowledge the negligence of its insured in settling your personal injury claim.  This is often the biggest surprise to clients who assume, that if they are injured, they can submit their medical bills or proof of lost wages to the company, and that company will pay those bills on a timely basis.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen that easily, and may only happen years later, long after they are paid by you, or in the worst of cases, after the bills go into collection.

If you are injured in a motor vehicle collision, please call Dzialo, Pickett & Allen, P.C., for a free consultation, to better understand your rights and obligations.

– AnnMarie Cienava Rocco

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