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Attorney for GEICO Accident Claims

When insurance holders suffer from injuries caused by accidents, they often receive some form of compensation from their insurance holder. However, there are incidents where a victim cannot receive compensation from their insurance company and must seek compensation for their injuries through other legal means. Through filing a personal injury lawsuit, victims of car collisions, motorcycle accidents, and other damaging accidents can pursue monetary compensation for their damages. The insurance company of focus in this article is GEICO or Government Employees Insurance Company. At Normandie Law Firm our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers can assist you in building a case, and file an accident or personal injury lawsuit against GEICO for the damages. If you have any questions after reading this article, please feel free to contact our law offices for a free consultation by one of our experienced legal associates.

GEICO: Government Employees Insurance Company
Government Employees Insurance Company, or GEICO for short is an American insurance company that insures more than 16 million vehicles in the U.S and is one of the top-rated insurance companies in the United States. While the term government is used in its name GEICO is a purely private corporation. GEICO was founded in 1936 as a provider of automobile insurance to federal government employees and their families. By 1996 GEICO became a wholly owned subsidiary company of the conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway and today calls its home in Chevy Chase, Maryland. GEICO is considered the fastest-growing major auto insurer in the country, and offers private passenger automobile insurance throughout the entire United States. For policyholders, the primary insurance coverage types GEICO offers are:

  • Bodily injury liability
  • Medical payments coverage
  • No-fault or personal injury protection coverage
  • Comprehensive physical damage coverage
  • Property damage liability
  • Collision coverage
  • Rental car reimbursement
  • Uninsured motorist coverage

GEICO also provides markets homeowners insurance, motorcycle insurance, ATV insurance, homeowners’ insurance, renters’ insurance, RV insurance, and boat insurance. GEICO is well known for their famous advertisements, and the company spends hundreds of millions of dollars advertising on TV every year, their main slogan being: “Fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance.” While the company tends to spend a lot of money on advertising, there is no guarantee that they will pay out a lot of money on insurance claims. While many policyholders that don’t file insurance claims against the company report good standing, those who have brought an accident claim against GEICO have complained about less than satisfactory settlements. For this reason it is incredibly important to contact a GEICO insurance claim lawyer before settling your case. If you are being treated unfairly by GEICO’s settlement process, an attorney can help you sue GEICO for the damages. Our attorneys at Normandie Law Firm are experienced in recovering compensation for victims injured in all kinds of accidents involving GEICO insurance policies. Some of these accidents include:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Dog Attacks
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • SUV rollover accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful death accidents

The process of filing a lawsuit for any one of these specific accidents changes is all different from one another. While they all fit under personal injury lawsuits, there are a variety of ways to determine who is liable for the damages.

GEICO Auto Accident
Approximately 1.3 million people die in road crashes every year, and an additional 20-50 million people are left injured or disabled. These statistics alone are clear enough reason to see why auto accidents can be damaging to the victims who have to endure them. However, there is also a multitude of financial and emotional damages that came come along with an auto accident. For this reason, it is incredibly important that you receive the full compensation deserved to you by a GEICO auto insurance claim. Listed below are some of the injuries that a victim can endure as a result of an auto accident:

  • Brain Injuries (Traumatic Brain Injuries or TBIs)
  • Other Head Injuries
  • Neck and Back Injuries
  • Chest Injuries
  • Diaphragm Rupture
  • Pelvis/Abdominal Injuries
  • Leg and Knee Injuries
  • Foot Injuries

These are just some of the injuries an auto accident victim can sustain. While some of them require only minor treatment others may require extended hospitalization The medical expenses that can arise from treatment of these injuries can be truly debilitating. For this reason, it is incredibly important that the victim of an auto accident not be left alone in covering the expense. When filing an auto lawsuit, the claim will be made against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. In most cases the insurance company will pay out to the victim, however, if this payout amount is too little, and the victim cannot negotiate a lawsuit can be filed. Like all personal injury lawsuits, it is required that the plaintiff prove the defendant was somehow at fault.

Determining fault in auto collisions can be incredibly difficult that is why it is important to collect all the evidence you can immediately after the accident. This evidence a plaintiff can use can consist of photographs, eyewitness testimonies, or police reports. In most cases, fault doesn’t need to be proven beyond any reasonable doubt, rather it must be shown through clear and convincing evidence. That means, the standard of proof is low, so allegations of fault do not have to be indisputable. Regardless of the circumstances of your auto accident it is important that you seek legal representation from a GEICO car accident lawyer in your case for a suitable auto insurance claim. Representing yourself in court is possible, but the odds of receiving proper compensation are incredibly slim.

GEICO Truck Accident
Accidents involving commercial trucks can be extremely dangerous, especially when compared to an accident that involves two personal-use vehicles. Typically a fully loaded commercial truck can weight upwards of 20 times as much as an ordinary car. This vast difference is not just in weight, but size, and accidents involving these trucks can result in severe and even fatal injuries. These commercial trucks include smaller six wheeled rigs, as well as freight sized eighteen wheeled trucks. Bulleted below are some of the injuries a victim can endure in a commercial truck accident:

  • Back and Neck Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Head Injuries
  • Internal Injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Rib and Torso Injuries
  • Seat Belt Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis

These are just some of the injuries that one can sustain from a truck accident. In the event that you suffered injury from a GEICO insured truck, and your negotiated settlement is less than desired you may be able to file a lawsuit against GEICO to receive a full compensation for your damages.

GEICO Motorcycle Accident
Motorcycle accidents can leave victims with incredibly devastating injuries. Unlike most cars and trucks, motorcycles are not equipped with the same level of safety measures. Essentially, in the event of an accident, the motorcycle driver and passenger are completely exposed to the full force of the collision. According to the U.S National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), out of every 100,000 registered motorcycles, 72 get into serious accidents. These are shockingly high statistics considering how many people drive motorcycles. When a motorcycle is involved in an accident, the insurance company of the driver at fault is responsible for the damages. Proving fault in a motorcycle accident is just as challenging as proving fault in an automobile accident. For this reason, it is incredibly important that victims collect all the evidence they can before pursuing legal action against the insurance company. When pursuing an injury lawsuit against GEICO it is also in your best interest to retain the consultation of an attorney to help fight the original unfair settlement offer.

GEICO Slip and Fall Accident
Slip and fall accidents can cause injuries that vary from minor bumps and bruises to in some instances, severely damaging injuries that can leave a victim with life-long conditions. Slip and fall accidents can occur almost anywhere, but when they occur at the property of GEICO policyholder, there is a high chance that you can go to GEICO to receive compensation for your injuries. However, if they settle less than desired, you have every right to seek legal representation to fight for a full compensation for your damages. Listed below are some of the common injuries a victim can suffer from a slip and fall accident:

  • Head Injuries: Head injuries can range from minor contusions (or brain bruising) to more severe traumatic brain injuries or TBIs. Some TBIs can cause ongoing seizures, mood changes, cognitive impairment and other debilitating symptoms. In most cases, head injuries require emergency room treatment, or hospitalization and in more severe cases can result in death.
  • Hip Fractures: Hip fractures often require surgery and extended hospitalization. In some more severe cases, surgery may be necessary to implant an artificial hip. Out of every five hip fracture patients, one of them dies due to their injuries
  • Back and Spinal Cord Injuries: Injury to the spinal cord can lead to permanent paralysis, temporary paralysis and other severe neurological and sensory impairments
  • Shoulder Injuries: slip (trip) and fall accidents can result in shoulder dislocations or more severe forms of shoulder injuries called brachial plexus injuries. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that connect the shoulder, arm, and hand to the spinal cord. These injuries are often treated with surgery followed by extensive physical therapy
  • Sprains and Fractures: The force of slipping and falling can cause minor to severe bone injuries. In some cases, the impact of the ground could cause minor sprains, in others; it could cause debilitating bone breakage that may result in temporary disability. Some of the common fractures that victims suffer include hip, spine, forearm, leg, ankle, pelvis, upper arm and hand.

In some cases, the injuries from a slip and fall accident can require extensive hospital care to see a full recovery. These treatments can be incredibly expensive and leave the victim with a significant financial burden; especially when they have to foot the medical bill with a decreased GEICO injury claim settlement. For this reason, it is important to seek legal representation to pursue a lawsuit to receive all the compensation you need for a full recovery.

How Normandie Law Firm Can Help
Having a skilled attorney on your side can mean the difference between filing a claim for compensation against GEICO, and having your case dismissed from court entirely. At Normandie Law Firm our attorneys are experienced in getting our clients the full compensation for the damages that they have suffered. While our attorneys are based out of Los Angeles, we also practice in San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno, San Diego, Orange County, Stockton, Bakersfield, and throughout the entire state of California.

FREE CONSULTATION AVAILABLE TO YOU: As a show this commitment to you and your case we offer our clients the benefits of a zero fee guarantee policy. Under our zero fee policy, all clients don’t pay for our services until their case is won. If you feel in need of a second opinion, second opinion case reviews are also free under this policy. Call now for a free consultation by one of our skilled attorneys, and we can guide you down the path of receiving proper compensation for your damages.

 

 

 

 

 

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