Challenges the Insurance Company May Use Against Your Wrongful Death Claim (Part A)

Tim Miley
Injury Lawyer, Author, & Owner of The Miley Legal Group

The goal of any insurance company is simple: to protect itself first and do everything it can to deny a claim before the company has to pay anything. A lot of people like to think the best of insurance companies and assume that they are going to be protected. That's what insurance is for, after all. Unfortunately, most insurance companies are looking out for #1, which leaves little time for them to help you. 

When you file a wrongful death claim, you likely will face a lot of different challenges from the insurance company. The companies have a process that is fairly simple in order to discourage people from fighting back and dragging things out longer than necessary: delay, deny, defend. 

What that basically means is that they'll do whatever they can to put you off. If that doesn't work, they will try to deny fault or involvement so that they don't have to pay. When that also fails, the goal will be to challenge your claim in any way possible to defend themselves and the responsible insured parties. 

Common Insurance Challenges 

Insurance companies are experts at finding challenges and reasons to deny claims. Their grievances can be as simple as policy exclusions or far more complex, depending on the case. In order to get the most out of your wrongful death claim, you need to know what to expect. When it comes to insurance companies, they will find plenty of reasons to deny or fight your claim. Read on to learn some of the most common challenges and how to fight them with a Glenville wrongful death attorney. 

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