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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Aug 25, 2015

If you’ve been involved in an accident or you somehow suffered damage to your property, you may have realized that the process of receiving a payment from an insurance claim can involve a lot of waiting. By design, insurance companies are reluctant to write and mail checks the second a claim is made, and the amount of money they’re willing to pay out may be much smaller than the amount to which you’re truly entitled. In cases like these, hiring a lawyer to assist in getting payments from an insurance claim may be the best course of action.

In the event that you’re involved in an accident, such as a car accident, that causes injury or damage, it’s important to keep good records of everything that happens both during and after the accident. From there, if the insurance company gives you paperwork, it’s important to take them seriously and prove the damages you’ve incurred in the correct manner. This will help prevent the insurer from ducking out due to some paperwork issue.

It’s important to remember that the insurance company may not be trying to cheat you, but only making sure they are not being duped by some insurance fraud scam. Assuming that you have proper documentation and have filled out all forms correctly and in a timely manner, if the insurance company still refuses to play ball, it may be time to hire professional help.

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Since it’s not an everyday occurrence, filing a claim with an insurance company can be a difficult and intimidating process. A massive insurance company can refuse to pay or prolong the process by requiring the claimant to jump through several hoops before paying, or severely reducing the payout of the claim, citing confusing policy clauses. In cases like these, hiring an experienced attorney who is well-versed in the laws in Arizona can help you protect your rights. This can help you even the playing field against the experience and vast resources of an insurance company.