Nationwide denies bicycle accident claim due to contributory negligence, despite eyewitness’ credible account.
Nationwide Denies Bicycle Accident Claim
My client was hit by a car while riding her bicycle in Maryland.
Nationwide denied my client’s claim because their insured said the Maryland accident was my client’s fault.
When I met my client at her home to do her intake, she advised that there was a witness. I ordered the Maryland police report and the witness’ address, name and telephone number were included.
My office tried contacting the witness, but had no luck.
We then hired a private investigator to find the witness. Our investigator found witness, took her back to scene and got a written statement – the accident was clearly NOT my client’s fault.
I provided the favorable witness statement to Nationwide, along with my client’s medical bills and records.
Nationwide’s response: We sent the witness a letter to verify her story, but haven’t been able to reach her, so we’re still denying the claim. You should just file a lawsuit.
I pointed out that we had to take some extra steps to find the witness and that just sending a letter wasn’t enough. Again, I was told I should just file suit.
Folks, the insurance companies and their adjusters are NOT on your side. Don’t be fooled. Their motto is: Deny. Delay. Defend.
Contact Westminster Bicycle Accident Attorney Ross W. Albers
If you have been injury in a bicycle accident by the negligence of automobile driver, then contact the Law Office of Ross W. Albers to schedule a free consultation. Personal Injury Attorney Ross W. Albers is former Maryland insurance adjuster and knows what you’re up against.
Don’t let the insurance company deny your bodily injury claim, because of contributory negligence. Litigate your personal injury case in the Maryland district and circuit courts.