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Insurance Company Practices

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Zehl & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers is thoroughly familiar with insurance company practices that leave policyholders with substantially less than they deserve. As trial lawyers, we have witnessed countless examples of injured parties being inadequately compensated. We prevent this injustice from happening to our clients by taking on the insurance companies in court and obtaining the maximum damages available under the insurance policy.
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Houston Insurance Company Bad Practices

Before you file an insurance claim, it is important to be familiar with the techniques that are commonly used by insurance companies to reduce the amount of your recovery:

  • Settle an insurance claim quickly — Insurance companies will try to settle a claim as quickly as possible and offer a settlement that may appeal to the policyholder. Unfortunately, initial settlements are almost never adequate. It is important for any injured party to seek advice from a lawyer before settling an insurance claim.
  • Discourage medical treatment — If you have been in an accident but are showing no symptoms of an injury, it is still important to seek medical treatment. Some symptoms can be delayed for days or weeks. Insurance companies routinely discount medical treatment and encourage policyholders to settle as soon as possible. If you have been in an accident, contact our firm as soon as possible. We will help you get adequate medical treatment and seek maximum compensation for your insurance claim.
  • Claim medical treatments were unnecessary — Insurance companies look at medical bills and claim that treatments were unnecessary and the doctor overcharged the patient. They may also dispute the injured party’s inability to work. Because this is such a common practice, it is important to have an attorney who understands that getting the best medical treatment possible is non-negotiable.
  • Dispute value of lost wages — After an individual has been injured in a work accident, he or she may be unable to work. Depending on the severity of the injuries, he or she may suffer lost wages temporarily or permanently. To delay your claim and avoid payment, insurance companies often require policyholders to provide excessive documentation to substantiate their claims. After you’ve spent months-or even years-acquiring all the requested information, the insurance company will usually come back with an offer that still fails to compensate you for all of your damages and lost wages.
  • Withhold information — Insurance companies routinely withhold important information from policyholders. In a car accident case, for example, the insurance company may refuse to disclose the maximum amount that is available to you under the other driver’s insurance policy. They may even mislead you by claiming that the other driver has less coverage than he or she actually does.

Some lawyers will take on a personal injury case and settle it for whatever the insurance company offers. What separates Zehl & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers is our experience dealing with insurance companies and recovering maximum policy limits for our injured clients. Although we always aim to settle your insurance claim as quickly as possible, we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit if the insurance company fails to offer an amount that fully compensates your for your injuries.

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If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident or other personal injury accident, our auto accident attorneys in Houston will help you seek maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact the Houston Personal Injury Lawyers at Zehl & Associates Injury & Accident Lawyers today at 1-888-603-3636.

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