The average American carries insurance for the most important things in their life. Health, life, and home insurance are just a few examples. The goal of insurance is protection. Protection against financial ruin if the something should have to you, your family, or your property. Even in the event that someone sues you in your professional capacity, insurance is there to protect.
Insurance companies are there for emergencies, but they often fall through. For small issues, the company may be friendly and easy to deal with. There are times, however, when insurance companies will refuse to pay your insurance claims. An insurance denial attorney can help you fight for the money that you deserve. The professionals at Freundlich & Littman, LLC will fight to make sure that you receive all the insurance benefits that your insurance company promised.
Why Would I Get Denied?
Insurance claims can get denied for many reasons. The common reasons for a denial are mistakes in the filing, abnormal costs for repairs, inadequate coverage, or some complicated loophole in your insurance plan. Insurance companies are looking for fraudulent claims. As a result, insurance companies tend to automatically deny a claim if something does not appear to be completely legal – at least on paper.
In the event of a denial, your call should be to an insurance denial lawyer. Having legal help through this process is crucial, especially for more expensive problems.
What Are My Rights?
Knowing your rights for insurance purposes is important. The best place to start is your insurance policy. Try to keep an updated copy of your policy in your personal records for quick access when something happens. Reading your policy and understanding it will help reduce the chances that your insurance company will deny the claim. It will reduce the chance that you will apply for benefits that you are not entitled to.
If your insurance company denies the claim, they must tell you why. If the insurance company does not provide a reason for the denial, then call an insurance representative to discuss it. It might only be a small mistake which caused the denial.
What Do I Do About It?
All insurance companies are set up differently. Generally, you will file your initial claim either online or on the phone. It may be a good idea to talk to someone on the phone if the situation is complex. You will be able to talk to a live person. Write down their names, and write down exactly what they said just in case you rely on their bad advice to your detriment. After the company processes your initial claim, they will send you a letter, either denying or approving your claim. If you receive an insurance denial, there are certain things to do to be in the best situation for an appeal.
Do I Need An Attorney?
Most insurance companies have their own internal appeal process. You have the option to go directly through that process with or without legal representation. Be cautious of the process, as insurances are businesses. It may be a simple matter. A quick telephone call may resolve the issue.
On the other hand, your circumstance may complicate the denial. If your house catches fire during a bout of extreme weather, the cost of repairs may be high. In that situation, you will be understandably tired and frustrated after an emotionally exhausting ordeal. The worst thing would be a denial of your claim or be receiving a payout far less than what you need to cover everything.
If you find yourself in this situation, do not hesitate to seek out advice. The experienced attorneys at Freundlich & Littman, LLC will listen to your frustrations. We fight to make sure that your insurance company pays you all the money that promised under your policy. Call us today at 215-545-8500 to schedule a free consultation.