March 10th, 2016|
Insurance companies can process up to 35,000 claims per day. That might seem like a business feat to be celebrated, but when you stop to consider what that means, you might think differently. Essentially, a big insurance company can receive information about 35,000 accidents, assess which claims it should pay, and get those checks out the door, all within a 24-hour period. That’s a claim every 2.5 seconds. A serious auto accident can financially wreck your family’s life. Is it really possible to assess the extent of that long-term damage in less time than it takes to write your name?
What if your hospital claimed it could treat 35,000 patients a day? Would you want to go there for a surgical procedure knowing your doctor needs to see hundreds of other patients that same day? What about the health department? Do you want to eat at a restaurant approved by someone that inspects thousands of eateries every week? Of course not. So what kind of attention do you believe is being given to your insurance claim when 34,999 other claims are processed that same day?
As personal injury lawyers, we force the insurance company to slow down and truly look at what this accident is going to cost you. Immediately following your accident, there’s no way to determine what your medical expenses will be, how much work you’ll miss, or the amount of long-term damage will manifest itself down the road, which is why you should never take the insurance company’s first offer. Call a lawyer instead and let us make your injury claim one the insurance company can’t ignore.