The Insurance Research Council released their findings of
auto injury claim trends and the results have insurance adjusters somewhat baffled.
From 2007-2012, the average claimed economic losses, which include medical
care expenses, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket expenses, actually
grew by 8%. What is even more confusing, is that the severity of the injuries
themselves actually declined during this time.
Bodily injury claimants actually claimed 4% higher losses in 2012 alone;
thanks in large part to increasing medical care costs such as expensive
diagnostic procedures and dramatic increases in billed charges for medical
For the study, the IRC reviewed more than 35,000 auto injury claims across
the United States. From 2008-2010, the
personal injury protection claims per insured vehicle increased more than 18%. In Florida,
the average personal injury claim jumped 62% in just those 2 years.
This news has insurance companies and adjusters a little more than concerned.
After all, insurance companies are a business—and despite their
catchy slogans, they are not on your side. Insurance adjusters are frequently
rewarded for denying claims, offering low-ball settlements, and delaying
payments. Now, they have even more incentive to do so.
If you or someone you love is injured in a car accident, you need an experienced
and skilled car accident lawyer on your side. From the moment you are
injured, your lawyer will need to fight aggressively with insurance companies
to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation
you need to fully recover.
Your insurance company won’t tell you that they are offering you
a low settlement. They may even try to deny your claim by insisting that
your injuries were pre-existing. Don’t let the insurance companies
use their manipulative tactics to win—call Kelley/Uustal today.
Contact Our Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Lawyers
For decades, the car accident lawyers at Kelley/Uustal have been successfully
fighting for the rights of injured car accident victims in Fort Lauderdale,
Miami, Palm Beach, and throughout Broward County. To learn more about
your legal options,
call our car accident attorneys at (954) 522-6601 for a free consultation.