Personal Injury Lawyer
Serving Hazleton, PA

Has an insurance company struck down your claim?
Strike back with McNelis Law

It should be simple. If you've been injured in a car accident, the insurance company should investigate your claim and issue you a fair settlement. But that's not the way it usually works.

What usually happens is the insurance company will try to drag things out and offer you less than the full value of your claim. Attorney Edward P. McNelis has lost count of how many times he has seen this happen. Why do insurance companies operate like this over and over? Here are some things you need to know about insurance companies and the way they work.

  1. They are not on your side. Their goal is to pay you as little as possible. They are a business. They want to make as much money as possible. Insurance companies are only interested in making money. Claims adjusters may seem friendly, but they are trained to use tactics to deny your claim or give you less than what you deserve.
  2. Their "best offer" is never the best they can do. They are just hoping you'll take their word for it and go away. An experienced lawyer knows they can do better and won't hesitate to tell them that.
  3. They put their own spin on things. The other party's insurance company may contact you soon after the accident and ask you to make a statement. Why? You're still hurt, you're still reeling from what happened. They are hoping you'll say something that they can spin to make it look like you may have been at fault. If the other party's insurance company asks you to make a statement, talk to an attorney first. McNelis Law is here for you.
  4. They don't want you to have all the details about the accident. Details help prove the other driver was at fault. An experienced attorney will review all the details and all the evidence to establish a strong case for your claim. When insurance companies see that a lawyer has done this, they are much more likely to offer a favorable settlement. That's why it's important to consult with an attorney soon after your car accident. Talk to us right away.
  5. They don't want you to get legal advice. Remember, they'll tell you that you don't need to call an attorney - and then pick up the phone and dial their attorney moments later. A lawyer will see right through their attempts to pay less than the full value of the claim. A lawyer will be ready to take them to court if they don't offer a fair settlement. When you get legal advice, it does not help the insurance company. But it can help you a lot.

Attorney Edward McNelis knows the tricks insurance companies like to play - and he won't put up with them. He will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.