What To Do After Your Insurance Company Denies Your Claim
After you’ve filed a claim with your insurance company, a denial can seem like the end of a conversation. However, that does not have to be the end of your claim. Working with an attorney throughout this process can ensure that you have the documentation you need and that insurance companies take your appeal seriously.
Minnillo & Jenkins Co., LPA has years of experience serving personal injury clients in Ohio and Kentucky, and will work with you after your insurance company’s denial. We will examine your contract, help you collect important documentation and fight for your rights.
Exploring Your Options
The first thing to consider after your claim was denied is why the claim was denied. Your claim may have been denied for a wide range of reasons, but knowing the reason that your insurance company gives can give you an idea what your next steps will be. You might think it’s too early to contact an attorney immediately after your claim has been denied, but the truth is that an attorney can help you determine what course of action will be best for you.
One option available to you is appealing the denied claim. Most insurance policies have a process for appeals, and an attorney can help you collect the documentation and evidence required for that appeal. They will also negotiate on your behalf to ensure that you are paid fairly for your claim.
If you believe that your insurance provider has acted in bad faith—whether by refusing to investigate or accept evidence, fabricating evidence in order to avoid paying for the claim or other unfair actions—your attorney can also help you file a lawsuit. Because these lawsuits have a statute of limitations, contacting an attorney as soon as possible can be essential.
Contact Our Firm Today
No matter what course of action you pursue, contacting an attorney early in the process can help ensure that you have the evidence you need and that the cost of your recovery is fully accounted for. If you want to work with an attorney who can guide you through each step of appealing a denied claim, contact our firm online or call.