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Ask the Lawyer: What If the Other Party’s Insurance Company Denies Liability or Offers a Low Settlement?

Rear End Collision Lawyer, Cesar Zuniga, Esq., Attorneys at Law, Yonkers Lawyers, Yonkers Attorneys, Yonkers Lawyer, Yonkers Attorney

 

In today’s edition of “Ask the Lawyer”, we address a commonly asked question that arises after a car accident: “What if the other party’s insurance company denies liability or offers a low settlement?” Dealing with an insurance company that denies liability or presents a low settlement offer can be frustrating and overwhelming. As your trusted legal resource, I, Cesar Zuniga, Esq., Attorney at Law, am here to provide guidance on this matter.

 
 

After a car accident, you may find yourself in a situation where the other party’s insurance company denies liability for the car accident or offers a settlement amount that you believe is inadequate. It’s important to remember that you have options and legal rights in such circumstances. Let’s explore what you can do if faced with these challenges:

Seek Legal Representation

Consulting with an experienced car accident attorney is crucial when dealing with an insurance company that denies liability or offers a low settlement. An attorney can assess the merits of your case, review the evidence, and provide guidance on the best course of action. They will protect your rights, advocate on your behalf, and work towards obtaining fair compensation for your losses.

Investigation and Gathering Evidence

If the insurance company denies liability, it becomes even more critical to gather and present compelling evidence to support your claim. Your attorney will conduct a thorough investigation, which may involve obtaining accident reports, collecting witness statements, reviewing medical records, and consulting with experts if necessary. Building a strong case with solid evidence increases your chances of overcoming the denial and obtaining the compensation you deserve.

Negotiations and Settlement Discussions

When the insurance company offers a low settlement, your attorney will engage in negotiations to pursue a fair and reasonable resolution. They will advocate for your best interests, presenting evidence, highlighting the extent of your damages, and countering the insurer’s arguments. Skilled negotiation tactics can potentially lead to an improved settlement offer that better reflects the true value of your claim.

Mediation or Alternative Dispute Resolution

In some cases, it may be beneficial to explore alternative methods of dispute resolution, such as mediation. Mediation involves a neutral third party who assists in facilitating negotiations between you and the insurance company. This process can provide an opportunity to find common ground and reach a mutually acceptable settlement without going to court.

Litigation & Trial

If all attempts to reach a fair settlement fail, your attorney may recommend pursuing litigation by filing a lawsuit. Litigation involves presenting your case before a judge and potentially a jury, allowing them to decide the outcome. While litigation can extend the timeline of your case, it can also provide an opportunity for a favorable resolution when negotiations have reached an impasse or when the insurance company refuses to acknowledge their liability.

It’s important to remember that each case is unique, and the strategy may vary depending on the specific circumstances. Consulting with a qualified attorney is crucial to assess the strength of your case, navigate the legal process, and pursue the best possible outcome. 

In summary, if the other party’s insurance company denies liability or offers a low settlement, seeking legal representation is essential. Your attorney will conduct a thorough investigation, engage in negotiations, explore alternative dispute resolution methods if appropriate, and pursue litigation if necessary. With a dedicated legal advocate by your side, you can navigate these challenges and work towards obtaining fair compensation for your losses. 

Consult with Cesar Zuniga, Esq. 

Seeking legal advice from an experienced car accident lawyer in New York is crucial. They will review the facts of your case, assess the available evidence, and advise you on the best strategy to prove fault. They can help navigate the legal process, gather evidence, and advocate on your behalf to ensure your rights are protected.

An experienced car accident lawyer can help gather the necessary evidence, consult with experts if needed, and build a strong case to pursue maximum compensation for your damages. They will work on your behalf to negotiate with insurance companies or litigate your case in court, ensuring your rights are protected and you receive the appropriate compensation for your losses. Consulting with a car accident lawyer will provide personalized guidance and help you navigate the legal process to seek the compensation you deserve. Call us for a legal consultation at 914-677-1330.

 
 

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Contact our law firm today to schedule a consultation and let us help you navigate your legal journey with confidence and peace of mind. With us by your side, you can trust that you have a dedicated team of legal professionals fighting for your rights and working tirelessly to achieve the best possible legal outcomes for you. If you are searching for lawyers, we can help! Call us today at 914-677-1330 for a free legal consultation.

 
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