Being involved in an auto accident due to a negligent driver is very upsetting. Whether you were a driver, bicyclist or pedestrian, if the accident was caused by the other party you have an opportunity to sue them to obtain financial compensation for your damages.
The Jackman Law Firm has a reliable team of experienced car injury and auto accident attorneys who have successfully represented Washington State drivers and residents for years. We will help you to file your personal injury case against the Farmers Insurance policy holder who was responsible for the accident.
Call us today at 206-245-6442 for a free consultation regarding your case.
All personal injury and car accident legal consultation and representation services at Chris Jackman Law Firm are risk-free to the client because they are based on contingency fee agreements in which you pay nothing unless and until we win the case via a monetary settlement. If we don’t win you don’t pay.A Quick History of Farmers Insurance
Farmers Insurance provides coverage for motorists, homes and businesses. They are a large US company with a network of insurance and financial provisions. Having started nearly a century ago, in 1927, Farmers has developed and grown significantly over the years and amassed total assets of $16 billion in 2016. However, 2016 was also a bear year for the company as they had -$147.9 million in net income. Yet, as a subsidiary of Zurich Insurance Group located in Switzerland, and with 21,000 employees and 48,000 independent agents, the company continues to thrive.Farmers Track Record of Bad Customer Performance
Historically, Farmers has a turbulent track record of customer service and paying claims, especially in Washington State. In 2006 more complaints were made to state insurance departments against Farmers Insurance, in both Oregon and Washington State, than any other auto insurance company. That same year, Consumer Reports rated Farmers Insurance as having one of the poorest performance levels of all auto insurance companies as regards paying auto claims in a timely manner of 30 days or less.
In multiple reports, Farmers consistently receives very low ratings in terms of claim settlement and claim process and procedures. What this means for you is that you may be facing a difficult and somewhat uncooperative adversary when filing an auto accident claim against a Farmers Insurance policy holder. But we’ve got your back. With years of dealing with unruly opponents, Chris Jackman Law Firm can bolster your case through diligent and experienced negotiation strategies.Filing an Accident Claim against Farmers Insurance
Getting the reimbursement you deserve for injuries suffered in a car accident due to the negligence of the other driver is an essential aspect of recovering from the accident and getting back on your feet. When you are facing off with an established insurance group such as Farmers this isn’t easy, but it is vastly improved when you have the legal guidance and representation of an experienced lawyer at Chris Jackman Law Firm.
You probably aren’t fully aware of all the areas in which you can sue for compensation after an accident. For instance, car accidents usually result in time missed from work and lost wages – we can help you get the compensation you deserve for this. More than the obvious damage to your car, you may have had to pay out-of-pocket medical expenses.
And there is also the emotional and psychological suffering that comes with having had a car accident. Some people suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which causes them to miss more work, even amass therapy bills.
Damages for which we can help you obtain compensation:
- Property damage to car
- Lost wages from missing work due to the accident
- Medical expenses (multiple doctor appointments) resulting from accident injuries
- Psychological and emotional suffering
- Therapy sessions to address PTSD
Always use a lawyer to communicate with the Farmers Insurance claims adjuster. As pleasant as they may be to you, the claims adjuster has one goal in mind: to mitigate or nullify your claim. You will almost always obtain a higher dollar amount on your claim with expert legal representation.
The claims adjuster will likely want you to grant them access to your medical records, which is something you should never do. They may ask you to make a recorded statement about the accident and sign official documentation that limits your claim. All these tactics are employed so that the claims adjuster can offer you a quick and hasty settlement offer that is less than what you deserve.
To get full and adequate compensation on your car accident claim, contact Chris Jackman Law Firm today!