A GJEL Insurance Lawyer can help you or a loved one get the compensation you deserve. Our 99% success rate across personal injury cases is a testament to the relief we provide our clients. Whether you’re looking to make a case against a claim on home insurance, property insurance, or any other – our insurance lawyer team can help. Get a free case evaluation today!
Why Choose GJEL Insurance Lawyers
GJEL Insurance Lawyers have demonstrated long-term success in obtaining maximum compensation for their injured clients.
GJEL Insurance Attorneys only accept personal injury cases where a victim was seriously injured or killed.
Our insurance dispute lawyers have recovered a total of over $400 million in verdicts and settlements from virtually every insurance company in the state, including:
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
CSAA / AAA
We Are An Award Winning Personal Injury Law Firm
GJEL Insurance Lawyers was rated a top Injury law firm by Best Lawyers for 2021 and 2022. We have also recovered over $950 million dollars with a 99% success rate for victims who sustained this injury.
How to Make a Claim on Your Insurance
After damages or losses, you must file a claim. An insurance claim lawyer can help you avoid difficulties or disputes.
File a police report
Insurance claims can be complicated if the damage or loss was caused by a criminal act like theft or vandalism. A police report can be used as evidence in that claim.
If any legal issues arise from the incident, including criminal cases or insurance claim disputes, consult an insurance lawyer. Lawyers who sue insurance companies can help you understand your legal rights and obligations, protect your rights, and communicate with the police and your insurance company.
Document any damage
Document the damages or losses as soon as possible. Take photos, videos, and notes, and keep receipts or other documentation related to the loss. All this evidence will help insurance attorneys ensure that you get a fair settlement or prepare your case for trial if necessary.
Review your coverage
Pictures or videos of the damage can be crucial proof for your insurer. Before moving your car after an accident, take pictures or videos of the scene and document property damage claims before you clean up any mess. You may also want to contact a GCEL lawyer for insurance claims.
Seek Legal Advice Before Speaking With an Insurance Adjuster
If you have been seriously injured, it is important to consult with an insurance lawyer (even if you don’t end up hiring one) before talking to the insurance company of the person who caused the injury. An insurance dispute lawyer at GJEL will help you determine whether or not it is in your best interest to deal directly with the insurance company.
Why this is important
If you have been seriously injured, there are many potential traps and pitfalls to dealing directly with an insurance adjuster. Injury victims often end up giving a recorded statement, agreeing to be examined by a company doctor, or signing a release for something for which they did not mean to sign a release. It is only later that they learn these things were not in their interests.
There are certainly times when it is in your best interest to speak directly with the company’s insurance adjuster, but without professional legal advice from an insurance claim attorney, it is difficult to know if doing so may help your case or hurt it.
Contact your insurance company
Your next step is filing an insurance claim. Gather your information, including the loss date, police report (if applicable), receipts, medical bills, and other proof. This may also be a good time to contact an insurance dispute lawyer.
Review the settlement offer
After your adjuster sends their report, you’ll receive a settlement offer from the insurance company. Review the offer carefully, since your claim will be closed when you accept it. If you’re not satisfied with the settlement, an insurance claim lawyer can help you to dispute the claim.
How GJEL Insurance Lawyers Can Help You Win
Most of the funds recovered in California car accidents and other personal injury cases come from insurance companies representing the individuals involved in the accident. Depending on the nature and causes of the accident, you may be eligible for compensation from the other driver’s insurance company, particularly if you were not at fault for the accident. Even if you were partially at fault for the accident, there are cases in which the comparative negligence of the other driver makes it possible to recover a substantial verdict or settlement.
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Types of Insurance We Handle
At GJEL, our insurance disputes attorneys are committed to helping clients settle insurance claims disputes in a wide range of practice areas. Here are some of many of the types of insurance disputes handled by the lawyers for insurance claims in our offices:
Hurricane damage and tropical storm damage
Cast Iron Pipes
Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Life Insurance Benefits
Long-Term Disability Insurance
PIP claims (including the first party)
Business property losses
Bad faith claims
Lightning Damage Insurance
Insurance Broker Malpractice
Weight of Snow, Rain, and Ice
Vandalism and Theft Damage
Adjacent Construction Damage
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Why Work With Our Insurance Lawyer
Many accident law firms (including ours) offer free, confidential consultations. What sets a consultation with our insurance law firm apart is that you receive an immediate response directly from a lawyer at our firm, rather than waiting for days before someone responds to your phone message or email.
If we cannot help you with your case, we will provide you with information on alternative legal services and resources that may assist you. If you do end up hiring us to represent you, there are no fees until our insurance disputes lawyer wins or settles your case.
Please call (800) 840-2111 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE, immediate consultation if you have been injured in an accident. Our insurance attorneys look forward to speaking with you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long can a claim take to settle?
Even when both sides agree on a settlement amount, it can take time for your compensation to arrive. Compensation is usually received 2 – 4 weeks after the insurer agrees to the amount. Having an insurance dispute attorney in your corner will certainly make the process easier and faster.
How long does an insurance company have to settle a claim in California?
Insurance companies must settle a claim within 85 days after the date it is filed. Insurance company lawyers review your case during that time looking for ways to minimize or refuse liability, so you need a lawyer on your side.
Why was my insurance claim denied?
You can only receive compensation if the insurance company’s policyholder caused your injuries. Insurers will deny claims if they believe their policyholder isn’t responsible or if fault or liability is disputed. If you have a denied insurance claim, lawyers can help. Talk to an experienced GJEL insurance claim denial lawyer.
What is an example of an insurance claim?
When a policyholder suffers a loss covered by their policy, they file an insurance claim. For example, if a policyholder’s home is damaged by fire, they must file a claim to cover the costs of repairs. An insurance lawyer can walk you through the filing steps and protect your rights.
How can I negotiate more from an insurance settlement?
Gather as much evidence as possible to support your insurance claim, including estimates, receipts, and photos. Research the fair market value of any damaged items. Be prepared to negotiate with your insurer, and don’t be afraid to get second opinions from independent adjusters or lawyers. Insurance claims negotiations can break down, so it may be necessary to hire a lawyer to fight insurance claims on your behalf.
What information should I provide in an insurance claim?
Your insurance claim should describe the day, time, location, and who was with you when the accident happened. Provide the other party’s name and contact information, but do not share anything but the most basic information. This is also a good time to contact GJEL’s lawyers for insurance claims.