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Persistence Pays Off

August 23, 2013

When your insurance claim is denied, it doesn’t end there. You have the right to appeal that decision, and you can enlist the help of an attorney to help you get what you deserve if you choose to do so. That’s what we do.

Some might say that it is not worth putting up a fight, or they may feel that it is impossible to successfully take on a huge insurance company. But that is simply not true.

Here is a recent example that proves that it pays to not back down to your insurer.

Big Victory for Missouri Policy Holders

When Missouri residents feel they have been treated unfairly or shortchanged by their insurance company, they can file a complaint with the Department of Insurance. Similar departments can be found in other states.

A plurality of these complaints in Missouri – 31% of them — pertain to health insurance claims. The most common complaint is a denied claim, followed by processing delays and unsatisfactory offers.

Filing complaints with the state yielded $10.1 million in additional insurance payments for state residents in only the first six months of 2013. This is money these people were owed but not paid by their insurance company, which only gave in once the government became involved.

These people can certainly rest a bit happier knowing they made the right decision by not simply giving up when their insurance company said “no.”

The Legal Route

Unfortunately, getting the money to which you are entitled is not always as simple as filing a formal complaint with a state agency. Sometimes it takes a lawsuit. Companies like Unum, Cigna, Standard and others unfortunately have a history of not paying policyholders unless a settlement or verdict forces them to do so.

Contact us today to speak with an attorney who routinely handles denied insurance claims cases. We know the ins and outs of insurance law, and we know how to stand up to your insurer to seek what you deserve.

1 Comment

  1. My father had a wreck April 11, 2014 and the other vehicle involved insurance refuse to pay for any damages. My father was seriously injured. My son and mother was with my father as well. His insurance paid for some damages but not much cause he only had liability. The lady in the other vehicle insurance company progressive refused to pay anything her insurance said that the wreck was my fathers fault but my son remembers it all and from what he has told me and show me where the accident happen I think it could be her fault as well. The lady hit them so hard that it had flip the van over on its top. The vehicle she was driving wasn’t even hers. She also was driving on revoked license and she also has a bad driving record with speeding tickets. Not to mention the police report doesn’t make sense either. I don’t think they did a real good investigation. Is there anything we can do to make her insurance pay or maybe sue her and the owners of the vehicle to at least get his medical bills paid.

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