Victims that are injured in accidents caused by another party typically retain an attorney to represent their rights throughout a lawsuit. In these situations, defendants also retain attorneys and their own team to deny the plaintiffs claims, including defense hired doctors. The defense hires physicians to testify as to whether the plaintiff is actually injured and if the accident was the cause of their injuries. Insurance companies use these doctors to try to convince the court that victims are not injured, or have not suffered any pain, loss or anguish as a result of the accident. In cases in which the the insurance company cannot deny that victims are injured, they claim that the injury was caused by an unrelated event.
Unfortunately, this unethical practice is used too often by defendants legal teams and insurance companies, in an attempt to keep their money. Although insurance companies are supposed to protect and provide for their insured, they will go above and beyond to avoid having to pay a settlement. Unfortunately, sometimes this means using unethical practices while trying to prove that an injured person has not sustained any injuries due to their insured.
Insurance companies do not always play fair; thus, victims should always look to an experienced attorney to advise them of what to do in a personal injury case, particularly if a situation arises that may be deemed unethical. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident call 1-833-DARFOOR to speak with a Ft. Lauderdale personal injury attorney that wants to fight for your rights.