What To Do When a Driver’s Insurance Company Refuses to Accept Liability for a Crash

What To Do When a Driver’s Insurance Company Refuses to Accept Liability for a Crash

Feb 6, 2023 | Car Accidents, Consumer Information, Personal Injury

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Car accidents can be stressful, especially if there is a disagreement between the parties involved over who is at fault. What should you do if the driver’s insurance company refuses to accept liability for the crash? The answer may depend on your individual situation, but there are several steps you can take to try and resolve this issue.

One option is to speak directly with the other driver’s insurance company. Find out why they are refusing to accept liability. Even if the other driver has admitted fault at the accident scene, they may change their story once they contact their insurer. The Insurance companies often want hard evidence that proves that their insured was at fault before they will agree to pay out a claim, so it’s crucial that you collect as much evidence as possible at the scene of the accident—photos of the damage, witness statements, etc.—to make sure you have proof of who was responsible.

Another step would be to file with your Personal Injury Protection Insurance. In Texas, auto insurance coverages are required to have it, however, you may opt-out. 

Your next step should be contacting an attorney specializing in personal injury cases. An experienced personal injury lawyer can analyze your case and help you understand your legal options and rights. In some cases, a lawyer may be able to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf or even file a lawsuit against them if necessary. A lawsuit may become necessary if negotiations fail and an agreement cannot be reached outside of court.

Finally, you can also consider filing an uninsured motorist claim with your auto insurance provider. This type of claim allows you to collect damages from your insurer when an uninsured or underinsured driver causes an auto accident, regardless of fault. Depending on your policy coverage limits and state laws regarding uninsured motorist claims, this could be a viable alternative if all else fails.

If another driver’s insurance company refuses to accept liability for a crash, it can be highly frustrating and leave you feeling helpless. It’s vital that you remain calm during this process and follow all relevant steps carefully to protect yourself legally and financially while trying to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. While it can be difficult dealing with insurance companies alone, understanding what steps need to be taken can help make this process easier for everyone involved in the long run. Having proper legal representation when dealing with these issues is also highly recommended, as it will give you peace of mind knowing that someone is looking out for your best interests throughout this process. With patience and persistence, hopefully, everything can get resolved soon!

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