Why Do Some Auto Accident Compensation Claims Get Denied?

Car accidents aren’t just painful and traumatic—they can also be expensive. That’s because victims often need extensive medical care, and they may be too hurt to work for long periods of time. That means big medical bills and no paychecks.

Many victims take solace knowing that they can file compensation claims against other drivers’ insurance providers, but they’re often surprised when their claims are reduced or denied. Here are a few reasons why that happens:

  • The statute of limitations expired—Tennessee’s statute of limitations for personal injury claims is just one year after the date they occur. That’s among the shortest in the nation. When victims wait too long to file their claims, they lose their chance to pursue compensation.
  • There’s a lack of evidence—Insurance companies want to see plenty of evidence that indicates victims weren’t at fault for their own crashes. When victims wait too long to file their claims, evidence may disappear or be more difficult to track down. In addition, insurance companies may view their injuries with more skepticism.
  • The insurance companies didn’t want to pay—In some cases, victims with otherwise valid and timely claims get rejected by insurance companies for seemingly no reason. Insurance companies are known to take advantage of victims who don’t have legal representation on their sides.

At Ponce Law, our Nashville auto accident lawyers know that victims often face uphill battles when it comes to getting the money they deserve—especially when they don’t have a law firm on their side. Don’t leave the outcome of your claim up to chance. Call us today for a free consultation.


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