- You were comparatively negligent.
Insurance companies often claim that you are partly to blame for the collision or accident. In Kansas, if the insurance company can prove that you are partly to blame for the accident, then the amount of compensation you are entitled to may be reduced.
- There was little or no visible property damage.
This is a common reason insurance companies give as to why they evaluated a claim at a lesser value. However, today’s automobiles do well at absorbing impacts and leaving little, if any, visible evidence of an impact. Additionally, from a treatment standpoint, it does not matter how extensive the property damage appears to be. Does a doctor treating you ask to see photographs of the car? No. He simply treats your injuries based on your symptoms.
- There was a gap in treatment.
If you stop getting medical treatment for three or four months and then return to the doctor, the insurance company will almost certainly point out that there is a “treatment gap”. It’s always best to follow your doctor’s treatment recommendations and to not wait to get treatment for your injuries.
- You had a pre-existing injury.
If a person suffers a neck or back injury such as a bulging disk that requires surgery, often the insurance company will try to blame it on a pre-existing condition such as degenerative disk disease. They try to establish that there was a problem before the accident and the accident isn’t the cause of your injury.
- You are the only person injured in the collision.
It makes no difference at all if anyone else in the accident was hurt. Whether a person is injured can depend on many and multiple factors, none of which is whether or not someone else in the collision was injured.
When you hire DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers, you’ll have an experienced injury attorney who is passionate about protecting your rights and will stand up to the insurance company’s lame excuses to ensure you receive a fair settlement. Don’t let big insurance take advantage of you!
If you’ve been injured, call 1-800-834-8400 or in Wichita, Kansas call 316-977-9999 or contact DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers for a free no obligation case evaluation.