Dealing With Insurance Companies
Experienced Attorneys Who Know How To Get Results
The process seems simple. You've been hurt in a car accident. The insurance company pays for the damages. But it is never that simple. Insurance companies regularly dispute claims. They often offer less than full compensation. And if they can, they will likely try to avoid paying you altogether.
The Omaha car accident lawyers at Ausman Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O. know the games insurance companies play. That's because attorneys Jason Ausman and Michelle Epstein used to work in the insurance industry. This gives them a unique insight into the insurance claims process. They have dealt with claims on behalf of the insurance company. They know how claims are valued. They know the arguments insurance companies use to keep payouts low.
They now put this knowledge to work for you. Jason and Michelle know how build a strong case that the insurance company can't ignore. And they know how to respond to arguments from the insurance company, including:
- Your injuries were not from your crash. The insurance company may claim you were hurt before your accident. As a result, you would not be eligible to receive compensation for your accident. We can work with doctors to document your injuries and recover evidence from the accident scene that proves you were hurt in your crash.
- You were partially to blame for your accident. Both Nebraska and Iowa have comparative fault laws. This means that if you are found partially to blame for your accident, you will receive less compensation. And if you are found to be more than 50% at fault, you will not be eligible to receive any compensation at all. We conduct our own investigation into the case to establish that the other driver's negligence was to blame.
- Their first offer is the best they can do. Insurance companies commonly undervalue claims and make a lowball settlement offer. They're hoping you'll just take it and go away. We determine the true value of your claim, including any future treatment or care your injuries will require. Then we demand that amount.
Our goal is to get you the maximum compensation possible. That's why our attorneys fight any attempts by insurance companies to pay you less. When they see that we have built a strong case proving the other driver was negligent, we are usually able to negotiate a settlement that works for you. But if the insurance company won't negotiate, we will fight your case in court.
If you've been injured in a car accident, contact us for a free consultation. Don't delay. Waiting can give the insurance company an advantage. Call 402-933-8140 right now and find out what we can do for you.