Bellevue Lawyer: Accident Insurance Claims
Insurance companies are notorious for taking your money as an insured, but refusing to compensate you when you are insured in a car accident, truck accident, or other motor vehicle accident. However, new laws set guidelines for how insurance companies should deal with auto accident insurance claims and how they should treat their insureds. If car insurance companies don't play fair—if they unreasonably deny your personal injury claim, an experienced lawyer can help you hold them accountable.
Bellevue and Kirkland Area Car Accident Attorney Fighting for Justice
I am John Polito, a Bellevue attorney with nearly 25 years of experience handling auto accident insurance claims for accident victims in Seattle, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah, Tacoma, and other cities in western Washington state.
As an experienced Washington personal injury lawyer, I understand the battles car accident victims have endured when attempting to obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damages, pain and suffering, and other hardships following a car crash or motorcycle accident. When your insurance company doesn't play fair, I hold it accountable. Under the recently enacted Insurance Fair Conduct Act, if your insurance company unreasonably denies your claim, I can pursue punitive damages in addition to rightful compensation for your injuries.
The Insurance Fair Conduct Act was established to put more peace into pursuing your claims against your insurance company for certain damages following a car accident. It binds your insurance company to what it is supposed to do—be reasonable when reviewing claims and paying fair compensation when due. No longer are the days when your insurance company could deny your claim or delay paying lawful claims because it knew many could not afford to fight for their claims. If an insurance company acts in this manner now, it can face increased damages, court costs, attorney fees, and other sanctions that far exceed what it should have paid on the accident insurance claim in the beginning.
You have a life to live and injuries from which you need to recover. You should not have to spend your time fighting the insurance company to uphold its obligations. If the insurance company is not acting fairly, I will force it to do so. I will fight to recover the fair compensation you deserve, plus any additional compensation due to sanctions against the insurance company. I will answer your questions about your auto insurance claim—whether your case involves a claim against your own insurance such as an uninsured motorist claim or underinsured motorist claim or a claim against the at-fault driver's insurance—and I will fight for justice.
For car accident insurance claims and all other personal injury cases, there are no attorney fees unless I recover compensation for you.
Free consultation: Contact me, Bellevue attorney John Polito, for a no-cost assessment of your case and your legal options in pursuing an auto insurance claim following an accident. From my office in Bellevue, Washington, I serve clients in Seattle, King County, Snohomish County, and Pierce County. Please call my office at (425) 646-7111 or my cell phone at (206) 371-9870.
I represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits arising from serious or fatal accidents on I-5, I-90, I-405, State Route 520 (SR 520), and other freeways, highways, and major arterials.