Being injured in an auto accident creates many challenges for the victim,
most notably, the challenge of getting the compensation they are entitled
to from the insurance company so that they can get the treatment and care
they need. It is a well known fact that auto insurance companies regularly
deny claims, in full or in part, to avoid paying out on the entire policy
amount, leaving accident victims with mounting medical bills and no way
to pay them, especially if their injuries prevent them from working. Many
injured parties are not aware of such insurance company practices, opening
them up to being taken advantage of.
Paul D. Van Der Walde, of the San Jose personal injury law firm
Van Der Walde & Associates, is an experienced attorney in personal injury law as well as insurance
law and was asked to give a lecture on the very subject of auto insurance
claim issues at an event sponsored by the American National Insurance Company.
At the recent lecture, Mr. Van Der Walde covered a variety of topics including
insurance limits, personal liability for at-fault parties even with insurance,
the difference between negligence and recklessness, and new developments
in insurance law that affect the payment of medical bills. Some of the
key points covered within these topics included:
- Why only purchasing the minimum required insurance coverage amounts is
not a good idea;
- What happens to minors and/or their families when they cause a serious
- How uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage works.
Understanding how the auto insurance system works is the first step in
ensuring that you get the compensation you deserve, but, unfortunately,
insurance disputes still occur. If you have been injured in a Northern
California car accident, the experienced
auto accident lawyers in San Jose at Van Der Walde & Associates have the skills and resources to make
sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to, from the insurance
company as well as the at-fault party. To speak to one of our attorneys
about your case, call us today for a free consultation at (800) 900-0863.