What To Expect In An Injury Settlement With Nationwide InsuranceLast updated on: September 17, 2022
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Nationwide is one of the largest car insurance and financial services companies in the United States, with more than $130 billion in assets. If you are injured in a rear-end collision, there is a chance that the person at fault is insured through Nationwide.
Like all insurance companies, however, Nationwide is primarily concerned with making a profit, which it does by taking in more money in premiums than it pays out in claims. Therefore, the company will do whatever it can to minimize your injury claim.
Unfortunately, when it is time to file an insurance claim, it can be an overwhelming experience that you may not be prepared to undertake. As such, it is important to contact an experienced attorney at Zinda Law Group at (800) 863 5312 for your 100% free consultation. You will not pay us anything unless we are successful in winning your case.
How nationwide handles claims
No matter how understanding and supportive those at the insurance company appear, it is important to remember that at the end of the day, their goal is to stay in business by limiting the value of your claim. If you or the at-fault party has a policy with Nationwide, there are some things you should keep in mind in order to maximize your compensation amount. This includes information on filing a claim and considering a settlement, which are discussed in more detail, below:
Filing a Claim
Filing a claim with Nationwide can be done through its website, its mobile app., or by phone. Once you have filed your claim you will be assigned a claims adjuster who will be able to manage your claim through the website.
When filing your claim, there is some information you should have on hand. The type of information needed will vary slightly depending on the nature of the incident. The following are some of the items you should have available so that your claim moves through the process smoothly:
- Date and time of the incident
- Location of the incident
- The policyholder’s contact information
- The cause of the damage
- Any injury details
- A list of the vehicles or property involved.
Ensure the accuracy of any information you provide to the adjuster. At this stage, a lawyer at Zinda Law Group can assist you in communicating with the claims adjuster. Remember that all information provided will be scrutinized for possible reasons to limit your claim.
Considering a Settlement
Before communicating a settlement offer to your claims adjuster, be sure you have realized the scope of your losses. You will only get one chance at collecting the compensation you deserve.
When determining the extent of your expenses, it is obvious to consider your immediate property damage and medical bills, but don’t forget to account for your long-term expenses. Take the time to ensure that the settlement offer is adequate to cover any long-term treatment costs, pain and suffering, or lost wages.
At Zinda Law Group, our experienced car accident lawyers will fight on your behalf and help you pursue the maximum amount of compensation for your physical injuries, emotional distress, property damage, and more. Contact our team 24/7 to get started.
How long does it take nationwide to process a claim?
After the dust settles from the accident, you will need to file a claim with Nationwide. It is important to file the claim as soon as possible, as it may take up to a few days before nationwide will process your claim. Nationwide will respond to your claim by sending a “reservation of rights” letter. This letter indicates that Nationwide will investigate your claim, but they are not admitting liability. The letter provides protection for Nationwide in the event you try to claim the at-fault party’s insurance policy covers your accident solely because Nationwide began settlement negotiations with you.
If you have any questions regarding how or when to process a claim with Nationwide, call Zinda Law Group today. Our experienced car accident lawyers will fight on your behalf to help expediate the entire legal process.
How long does nationwide take to pay a settlement?
The length of time it takes for any insurance company, including Nationwide, to pay a settlement will vary depending on the facts of your situation. This may include weeks, months, or even years of negotiations. Although Nationwide provides you with a way to view your claim online or speak to a representative over the phone, you should always contact a personal injury attorney with experience in dealing with insurance companies before negotiating or settling your claim.
If you have been injured and wish to submit a claim to Nationwide, contact Zinda Law Group today. Our experienced car accident lawyers will fight on your behalf and negotiate with insurance companies to help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Our experienced car accident lawyers will fight on your behalf
Nationwide Insurance is one of the largest insurance companies in the United States. Most people know of the company through its celebrity spokespeople or catchy jingles, but contrary to what the company’s slogan says, it is definitely not on your side when you file an injury claim.
Obtaining compensation through Nationwide can be overwhelming and intimidating. If you or a loved one is filing a claim, you may need assistance recovering the compensation you are entitled to. An experienced lawyer in your area can assist you with obtaining the full compensation available to you.
If you need help filing a claim with Nationwide, or negotiating a fair settlement amount, call a Zinda Law Group personal injury attorney today at (800) 863 5312 to set up your free initial consultation. You do not have to worry about paying us anything unless we are able to win you compensation in your case. That is our “No Win, No Fee Guarantee.”
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