Watch this video to learn about denial of liability for a car accident in Florida. Then call Perenich the Law Firm for a free consultation.
What should I do if the other party’s insurance denies liability?
Denying Liability for a Car AccidentWhen I’m asked what clients do if the other party’s insurance company denies liability, what I say first and foremost is that we need to investigate to find the basis on which they are denying liability. An insurance company under Florida law has a duty of good faith and fair dealing toward their own insured. They’re not allowed to deny liability under Florida law unless they have a good reason or a valid basis to deny the liability because, if they deny liability without a good reason, and their own insured gets sued by someone who was injured in the accident and proves that their insured was at fault, that insurance company now can be held liable not only for the policy limits that they insured the insured for, but also be liable for more than those policy limits under what we call bad faith insurance practices.
If liability is denied by the other side and you believe that it’s denied without a basis or it’s being denied wrongfully because the facts do not support such a denial of the liability, come talk to us here at Perenich Law Injury Attorneys. We will look at the evidence. We will look at the accident report. We will investigate. We will talk to the eyewitnesses, if there are any. We’ll look at the vehicle damages.
We will advise you as to whether or not that denial of liability will in fact be a reasonable decision of that insurance company or an unreasonable decision. If it’s an unreasonable decision and the facts do prove otherwise, meaning that they prove that their insured was in fact at fault and failed to use reasonable care under the circumstance in driving the vehicle, we will pursue that insurance company and that person in a court of law to prove the truth of what happened to the jury to ensure that our client receives the full measure of compensation and damages they’re entitled to under Florida law. Please call us at Perenich Law Injury Attorneys if you believe liability is being wrongfully denied by someone who caused your injuries.