If you’re like the countless Southern California drivers who have been involved in an auto accident, you’re probably more fed up with the insurance companies than with any injury to yourself or property damage to your car! Of course, car accident injuries (including whiplash) are nothing to joke about. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident in Calabasas or the San Fernando Valley, be sure to seek prompt medical attention.
One of the biggest irritants among men and women who have been involved in a car accident is the way the auto insurance companies handle their claims. Even if the auto insurance company is yours! Your auto insurance likely includes collision coverage, which covers damage to your car arising out of a collision with another vehicle. Perhaps you purchased rental car insurance, which covers your rental car for a set dollar amount and maximum number of days.
Arguments Insurance Companies Use to Deny Rightful Compensation
What arguments do the insurance companies use when they try to deny or completely restrict your ability to use your rental car coverage? They may claim that if you are not renting a vehicle, you are not entitled to the cash value of the rental. Or they may claim that you are not entitled to a loss of use claim if there is a second vehicle in your household. Even if you have another vehicle available for your use, you are likely entitled to compensation. Lastly, an insurance company may try to tell you that you are only entitled to the cheapest car at the rental agency. You are entitled to rent a vehicle within the terms of your insurance plan.
If you are dealing with an insurance adjuster who is unwilling to compensate you for your property damage or injuries, this is where the skill and knowledge of an experienced personal injury attorney in the San Fernando Valley will help. Don’t let the insurance companies deny you compensation that is rightfully yours. Contact attorney Barry P. Goldberg today for more information.