According to a recent report by the Consumer Federation of America, accident injury victims are being cheated on insurance claims by a system that puts more money in insurance company pockets while short-changing injured consumers. Because there are so many types of serious injuries that occur in this country every year—from head or brain injuries and severe burns to broken bones and neck or back injuries—this issue affects millions of people.
Entitled “Low Ball: An Insider’s Look at How Some Insurers Can Manipulate Computerized Systems to Broadly Underpay Injury Claims,” the 23-page, in-depth report sheds light on what the CFA perceives as an industry-wide problem. Until the late 1990s, the process of assessing bodily injury claims for car, home or property insurance was based on the expertise of insurance claims adjusters, according to the report. But since then, computer-based systems have become the main method of assessment, which can be easily manipulated by insurers.
The reliable and experienced Georgia personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays encourage anyone who has been injured or who has an injured relative to read the CFA report. Though intended to alert regulators as to complexities in bodily injury assessment systems and ways insurers are using it to line their pockets, it provides valuable insights for consumers as well.
With a focus on medical evaluation software, the report details everything from how injury victim medical bills are manipulated by health insurers to ways accident victims are fooled into thinking they’re responsible for part of their injury treatment costs. The CFA urges the national and state insurance regulators to improve procedures in order to ensure proper market conduct and oversight activities.
The core message to everyone—whether you were injured in a car accident, are dealing with a premises liability case from a parking lot injury or trying to file a nursing home injury claim—is to be aware that the insurance company may be trying to low-ball your injury insurance settlement so it can make more profits.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury of any kind, you need tough legal representation to make sure that you are not a victim of insurance company bullying and manipulation. Contact the reliable, aggressive Atlanta personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Gary Martin Hays & Associates. Call us at 1-800-898-HAYS or fill out our online contact form today.
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