I’d like to tell you a story about why I help people who have claims against insurance companies. Its 1991 and I’m a law student living out-of-state when my mom calls to tell me she’s been burglarized. She is scared and upset. Fortunately nothing sentimental is stolen. I naively tell mom that her homeowners insurance will compensate her for the things that were taken.
It turns out that the claim process is more upsetting for mom than the break in. They make her jump through all kinds of unnecessary hoops and try to low ball her on the value of the claim. The insurance company, who she has been with for over 20 years, treats her like she did something wrong.
I do everything I can to help, but at this time I don’t really know how insurance companies work and what can be done to make them to treat mom fairly. We feel helpless at the company’s “take it or leave it” attitude.
Over the past 20 years, I have learned how to level the playing field for people like my mom. In the courthouse, insurance companies have to answer to a jury, not shareholders. While most cases do not go to trial, you need the leverage of a trial to make them treat you fairly.
If you have been injured through no fault of your own and are facing an insurance company alone, please give me a call. I’d be glad to help.