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Q: Why is the insurance company taking so long to settle my car accident claim?

A: If you are involved in a West Palm Beach car crash, you must remember that insurance companies are not in the business of helping innocent people; they are in the business of making money. This money often comes at the expense of those who need it most.

The liable party’s insurance company will usually contact you soon after the car accident to make you a settlement offer. It is usually not a good idea to accept this offer, which will probably be at the bottom of their approved settlement range.

Insurance companies try to settle their claims for as little as possible, even if it means not giving victims enough money to cover their car repair costs or their injuries.

If you are having trouble agreeing to a settlement with an insurance company, they may stop negotiating and may sit and wait. This is a powerful tactic because they know you need the money more than they do.

Your car needs to be repaired, and you have medical bills piling up. Pressured by the financial consequences of your accident, you may be more likely to accept a low settlement after a few months.

If you are getting the runaround from an insurance company, you need to contact a West Palm Beach car accident attorney at Fetterman & Associates today. We will fight the insurance companies to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.

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