“The Three ‘D’s

CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees aired a segment on February 26, 2007, called “Keeping them Honest.” This segment clearly shows what lengths State Farm and Allstate will go to avoid paying valid and legitimate claims.

As Allstate reminds us in its commercials: “There’s an accident in this country every five seconds.” But what Allstate doesn’t tell you and neither does State Farm, their policy is to approach minor auto accident claims with the three D’s in mind: DELAY, DENY, and DEFEND. What does this mean for you? It means that if you are injured in a relatively minor auto accident, Allstate and State Farm will likely delay paying on your claim, deny your claim and then, when you’re forced to file suit, will vigorously defend your claim in court.

But, here at Bachus & Schanker, we have the resources and the knowledge to make sure that you recover what you deserve regardless whether your auto accident amounts to $15,000 or $100,000 in damages. It takes attorneys who are knowledgeable regarding the insurance companies tactics and who will not be intimidated or fooled by the “Three D’s — Delay, Deny and Defend.”

Why is this Allstate and State Farm’s policy? To make money at your expense, the injured party. Imagine this, if the insurance companies can whittle down a small claim by even one thousand dollars and then does this on one million claims, then the insurance companies have just made ONE MILLION DOLLARS at YOUR expense and many others. There is a solution to this problem, however. If you are involved in a relatively minor automobile crash and you are hurt, lost time from work and need help, Bachus & Schanker are here for you. We are knowledgeable personal injury attorneys who are extremely familiar with “Delay, Deny and Defend” and know exactly what steps to take to defeat these tactics.