November 15, 2019

Insurance Negotiating Tactics to Watch for After an Accident

After an accident, the last thing you want to do is deal with dishonest insurance companies. After all, car insurance is required in Wisconsin, and insurers are there to protect you from issues after a collision.

Getting your compensation, however, is not always so simple. Insurance companies may try to give you less than your claim is worth. Worse—they may try to avoid compensating you altogether.

When this happens, you need to know exactly why and how they might try to avoid paying. Knowing is half the battle, after all. An attorney from our firm can get you on the right track.

Insurance Companies Aren’t on Your Side

It seems like it shouldn’t be so, but insurance companies’ main interest is not in compensating you after your accident. Rather, insurers are for-profit companies—if they can keep what has been paid to them, they will.

This means that getting your insurance benefits won’t be easy. If there’s any way to get out of compensating you after your car accident, insurers will try it.

Negotiating Tactics to Watch For

You need to know what insurers will try before you fall victim to them. Below are the more common negotiating tactics insurance companies will use after an accident:

  • Refusal Tactics – The insurance companies may outright refuse to pay you, using negligence laws to their benefit or claiming that you do not need the compensation you’re seeking.
  • Delay Tactics – When you’re injured, you want compensation as soon as possible, and the insurance companies will be counting on that. They will try to drag out the proceedings for as long as possible in the hope that you’ll be too desperate to argue against their late, low offer.
  • Low Settlement Tactics – Some companies will try to give you the lowest offer possible, claiming that’s the best they can do for your claim. It’s not the best they can do, and a lawyer can hold their feet to the fire.

Our Firm Will Help

These tactics are nothing more than an attempt to pay you as little as possible, and when you encounter them, you may need some legal help. With the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg, you can get your claim handled properly and win compensation that can truly cover your expenses.

To schedule a free consultation, feel free to get in touch with our team. We can be reached at 414-271-7007 or through the form at the bottom of this page.