Rejected Claim: Can I Still Recover Money?
Many of our clients come to us for a second opinion. They state that a previous firm has refused to represent them because their claim had been “rejected” or “denied”. The question they ask is – can I still recover anything? The answer is most definitely yes.
Insurance companies reject claims for multiple reasons. Sometimes they claim their insured stated a different version of the events and that the rejection is based on their insured’s story without considering yours. Other times they claim that the severity of the accident could not have “caused” any injuries. First, an insurance company cannot simply decide without taking into consideration all evidence. This includes your version of the incident. of course, the other side will be quick to blame someone else. They do not want their insurance premiums to rise. Secondly, insurance companies are not medical experts. They are not in a position to tell you if you have or have not been injured. Sadly, most people lose hope when they receive a rejection letter.
Furthermore, California is a comparative fault state. This means that liability for an accident can be apportioned between the parties. For example, if you are in a crash, and are 49% liable, you can still collect for that 51% you are not liable for.
This is why retaining the proper counsel is so important. We are an aggressive firm that will advocate for you and make sure every stone is turned.
Call us now for a free consultation. Allow our team to do the heavy lifting and obtain what you are entitled to.