Being injured in any manner can be traumatic or hard to handle, both emotionally or financially. The reason people pay for insurance policies on their vehicles in Texas is so that — when a car accident occurs — they do not have to pay out of pocket for the damages or medical payments. But what happens when insurance doesn’t pay when a claim is filed?
A recent personal injury lawsuit was reportedly filed by a man claiming that is exactly what happened to him. In the beginning of the year, he was involved in an accident allegedly caused by another driver. After getting the other driver’s insurance information, a claim was apparently filed for the damages and injuries sustained in the accident.
The report of the lawsuit states that the insurance company is allegedly refusing to pay for the claim that the plaintiff initially filed. No reasons for the refusal to pay were given in the report. The plaintiff apparently wound up filing the lawsuit against the other driver and his insurance company after the insurance company denied paying the claim — even though the plaintiff alleges that the initial claim he filed was done so prior to the set deadline.
When people are involved in car accidents, it is their responsibility to make sure that any claims being filed are done so correctly and on time. But when the claims are properly filed and the insurance company still refuses to pay for a car accident that their client caused, it may be wise to take the matter a step further and file a lawsuit in order to obtain the compensation one is seeking. When filing a lawsuit for this kind of matter in Texas, many people hire representation to assist in the suit. Reports have indicated that the plaintiff has in fact done just that.
Source: The Southeast Texas Record, Man sues after insurance company fails to pay following accident, Joel Brakken, Dec. 30, 2013