After experiencing an injury due to somebody else’s negligence, you are entitled to file a claim for damages. The process can differ depending on how you approach the situation and whether or not an attorney represents you. While surely not impossible, attempting to file a claim on your own behalf commonly results in one of two outcomes: a less-than settlement or denial.
Insurance companies will deny your claim because they deem it to be invalid. This denial can be for various reasons and can also be done incorrectly. In cases like this, you can sue the insurance company. If you believe your claim was wrongly or illegally denied, it is best to contact a qualified attorney as soon as possible. They will help review your claim and can best advise on how to proceed to ensure you get the damages you deserve.
How to Sue an Insurance Company for Denying Your Claim
If an insurance company denies your claim, you may have the right to sue. With the help of a knowledgeable attorney, you can begin the process by completing the three steps:
Ensure Your Claim is Valid
First, you can ask the insurance company why your claim was denied. In Utah, the insurance company is required to send a written letter with an explanation of the denial. The most common reasons for denials are missing information, incorrect information, or failure to file within the statute of limitations.
However, the insurance company may have gotten their information incorrect and denied your claim without reason. If you review your written letter and believe you were incorrectly denied, you may continue to the next step.
File an Appeal
An appeal is a review of a previously made decree. Appeals allow for a reevaluation of your original claim. To determine whether you qualify for an appeal, it is best to get the specific guidance of an attorney. Depending on your claim, you may have to file the appeal within a certain period for it to be considered.
If your claim was wrongfully denied, you also have the right to sue your insurance company. Your attorney will help gather the required evidence to demonstrate that you were wrongfully denied damages for your injuries and that your claim had all of the necessary and correct information upon the initial filing. As a result of your new claim, it is also possible you may receive additional benefits for your increased waiting time and any additionally incurred damages.
Consult With a Professional at Feller & Wendt Today
Filing a claim is a tricky process, and having that claim denied can feel like the end of the road. With Feller & Wendt on your side, you don’t have to worry about losing out on the damages you rightfully deserve and need. We have serviced the Utah region for many years and helped recover hundreds of thousands of dollars for our clients. Our team works efficiently and compassionately with your best interest at heart.
Call us today for a free consultation. We can help review your previously filed claim and get to the root cause of the denial. From there, we can actively construct a game plan to sue the insurance company and get you on the right track. To begin the process today, please call our Utah office at (801) 499-5060 or fill out our contact form.