Insurance Companies Keep Secrets Part IV
By Rocky Cannon, Jul 31 2019 07:00AM
Insurance Companies Keep Secrets IV
Insurance companies are not under a duty to tell injured persons about all the potential defendants or responsible parties there may be for their injuries. This could include persons that have negligently entrusted their vehicle to an “at fault” driver. The insurance company does not have to tell you about prior accidents that involved their insured’s vehicle. Insurance companies will not tell an injured person about any possible claim for diminished value that the injured person may have for his or her vehicle. The insurance company does not have to tell injured person what they really think their case is worth. Insurance companies will seek to get injured persons to sign overbroad medical authorizations that will allow them to find out about prior injuries that can be used to devalue an injured person’s claim is worth less. An insurance company will not tell an injured person that they will be looking for prior injuries. Consequently, seek out a personal injury attorney before you sign any medical authorization forms.