Millions of people are involved in traffic collisions each year; in fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 2.4 million people were injured in auto accidents in the United States in 2010. Most states – including Georgia – require drivers to carry car insurance. However, there are a number of mistakes that result in the denial of auto accident claims. To ensure that your claim is successful, avoid the three problems mentioned below.
Incorrectly Filled Out Insurance Claim
Nothing will result in a denied claim faster than leaving out important information when filling out the paperwork. Take the time to complete the form properly or, better yet, work with a personal injury attorney who understands the process and can provide assistance.
Lying about the Facts
After filing a claim, an adjuster will take your statement regarding the accident. Make sure that you tell the truth about the events that led up to your collision. It can help to go over your statement with a lawyer prior to giving it, but whatever you do, don't lie to the insurance company.
If the insurance company requests information, consult your attorney and then comply with any legal requests. Hiding previous injuries or concealing information requested by the adjuster could negatively impact your claim and lead to denial.
Consult with an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney
If your auto insurance claim is unjustly denied, it may be time to switch providers -- and to work with an Atlanta personal injury attorney. The Law Offices of Shane Smith can work to negotiate a fair settlement on your accident claim: (888) 927-6955.
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