Many claimants believe: “Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.” For the most part, State Farm handles insurance claims in good faith and upholds its promises when paying claims. However, this isn't the case for everyone. Sometimes, State Farm doesn't conduct itself as it should.
The lawyers at Dolman Law Group manage State Farm insurance claims in Florida. Whether you were hurt in an accident or sustained property damage, we're ready to start advocating for you.
We Protect Our Clients from Bad Faith Insurance Practices
When an insurance company doesn't properly conduct itself, it can be accused of acting in bad faith. Insurance companies acting unethically happens more often than you'd think. Many insurance companies are eager to sell policies and hesitant to pay claimants' damages.
To pursue the best possible outcome for your claim, we will:
Manage All Communications with the Insurance Company's Representatives
One day, the claims adjuster may seem more than willing to pay for your losses. The next day, however, they may go back on their promises––and gaslight you into thinking otherwise.
When we manage communications with the insurer, we document, document, and document some more. This way, if the insurance company gives you a hard time or doesn't uphold its end of the bargain, we can use these communications to support your case.
Work for You on a Contingency-Fee Basis
You don't owe our team anything unless we resolve your case. You don't have to stress about retainers, attorney's fees, and other financial obligations. All you have to focus on is managing your well-being.
Gather Evidence To Support Your Case
State Farm may ask us for evidence to support your right to damages. The evidence we will find and use to support your case depends on your situation. For instance, if you suffered harm in a car accident, we can use the accident report, witness testimony, and photos of your injuries to support your claim.
Matters change slightly if you're filing a property damage claim. In that instance, we could use photos of your damaged property, receipts for any repairs, and other related information to pursue what you need.
Advise You on Your Legal Options
Right now, you might have a rough idea of what your damages are worth. However, you don't want to accept an offer from State Farm unless you're 100 percent sure.
When you partner with an insurance claims lawyer in Florida, we will assess any offers and determine whether they're fair. In doing so, we prevent you from accepting a settlement offer that doesn't meet your needs.
You Could Recover These Losses Through an Insurance Settlement
If we're able to negotiate a settlement with State Farm, compensable losses in your case may comprise:
- Healthcare expenses, including all necessary past, present, and future treatments
- Lost income
- Property damage costs, such as the cost of replacing your vehicle
- Other covered losses
Whether you can recover pain and suffering through your insurance settlement depends on your situation. We can discuss recovering non-economic damages in more detail during your free case review.
What Should I Do After Filing a Claim?
You want to do everything possible to protect your right to compensation after suffering losses. We recommend that you:
Get Medical Help
If you suffered harm in an accident, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Per State Farm's website, you should also:
- Document your medical bills and necessary treatments
- Keep track of your appointments
- Review the liable policy
Seeking medical attention shows your injuries are related to the accident. It also provides you with medical documentation that demonstrates the severity of your condition.
Refrain from Sharing Information About Your Case Online
To your face and on the phone, the claims adjuster might seem like the nicest person you've ever met. However, behind the scenes, they may do everything possible to deny or undervalue your case.
For instance, they may peruse your public social media accounts, looking for information to contest your case. This may include looking for:
- Recent photos of yourself looking uninjured
- Posts that allude to your well-being (and the lack of a serious condition)
- Comments about your role in the accident
- Photos of your property being damaged long before you filed a claim
While your claim is pending, we recommend limiting your social media use. You don't want to inadvertently say anything that could jeopardize your right to damages.
Don't Give a Recorded Statement
State Farm may ask you to give a recorded statement and ask you some questions about your situation. The claims adjuster may act as though this is business as usual. It's not.
You only have to give the insurance company basic information about your claim, such as your policy number. By giving a recorded statement, you give the insurance company more information to contest your case.
If you're asked to give a recorded statement, tell your lawyer. From there, they'll give the insurance company the information it needs to process your case.
Consider Partnering with Dolman Law Group
We recommend talking to a lawyer if you're having problems filing a claim with State Farm. We will advise you on your legal options, explain complicated legal jargon, and advocate for what you need.
Client Feedback Reflects Our Commitment
After receiving help from Dolman Law Group, some of our satisfied clients have shared:
- Arianna: “I was with another attorney who did not return my phone calls, messages, or help me with any questions and had no advice as far as who to go to for the medical attention I needed. I found Matt and got everything I needed, my questions answered, and he was very fast, professional, and helpful.”
- Bryan. “Attorney Dolman took care of all the hassles and paperwork I was being sent by the insurance companies. This allowed me to treat with the doctors and focus on getting better. They handled all the doctor's bills and even got them reduced to put more money in my pocket.”
Seek Justice with Dolman Law Group Today
There is no need to go through the claims process alone. Our lawyers are waiting for your call to start working on your case. Begin your free case review now.