Are you in need of an attorney to provide legal advice on how to negotiate an out of court settlement with Countrywide Insurance because you were involved in a vehicle accident? If so, the car crash attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can help you in handling your case from filing to resolution. Our law firm advises you not to make any statements or sign any documents with anyone without an attorney present. Instead, let our legal team negotiate on your behalf. We provide our services without you needing to pay any upfront costs. Our years of experience in resolving automobile crash injury cases will ensure that you receive maximum financial compensation. We urge you to contact us today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule a no obligation, free case evaluation. We can provide you with many legal options and discuss your rights on how to proceed.
Countrywide Provides Numerous Insurance Options
For nearly two decades, Countrywide Financial Corporation has aggressively marketed their financial options and insurance opportunities to amass billions of dollars in revenue and assets. Currently, there are thousands of employees and insurance agents in hundreds of offices nationwide. Before the economic crisis a decade ago, Countrywide held approximately 20% of all mortgages in the U.S., which was about 5% of the American GDP (gross domestic product). The financial distress caused by the economic decline weakened Countrywide’s stance in the insurance market. During the start of the economic decline, Bank of America bought Countrywide for approximately $4 billion and transferred accounts from Countrywide to B of A (Bank of America) Home Loans.
Countrywide Investigates Claims for Compensation
Within a day or two after filing a claim against Countrywide, the insurance provider will issue your case a claim number and assign a claims adjuster to handle your case for resolution. During this time, the claims adjuster or Countrywide Insurance might ask you to make a recorded statement or sign documentation as a part of the resolution process. However, our attorneys recommend that you never sign anything or provide recorded details of what happened to anyone without your lawyer being present. Typically, insurance companies will use the information you provide against you to minimize the amount of payout they offer or how they will settle the case before trial. However, the rules are not the same for Countrywide policyholders. In many incidences, the covered individual must follow the terms of their policy and provide documented evidence to the insurance carrier as a part of the process of receiving coverage.
Most insurance company investigations including those conducted by Countrywide will contact witnesses and obtain testimony on what happened in the accident. Usually, individuals who handle their case without an attorney face constant pressure from a claims adjuster who wants them to provide medical authorization so that the insurance company can look through the victim’s medical records. While at some point Countrywide might be entitled to receive this information, only your attorney can determine if giving personal medical information upfront is the best legal option that will not hurt your case. Countrywide might also seek your employment records early on to determine how much you were paid and if you were paid during your time needed for healing and recovery. Moreover, an attorney can circumvent this process and provide the information only as needed should the case go to trial.
Filing a Compensation Claim Against Countrywide
An attorney working on your behalf can handle every aspect of a claim for compensation to alleviate your stress while you were healing and maximize the potential of receiving all compensation available for your case. Your lawyer will seek to recover all of your expenses that include:
- Hospitalization costs,
- Medical bills,
- Out of pocket expenses,
- Lost wages due to time away from work because of your injuries,
- The loss of future earning capacity because you now suffer from a temporary or permanent disability,
- Non-tangible damages including pain, suffering, emotional stress, mental anxiety, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, and the loss of normal enjoyment of daily living,
- Funeral expenses and burial costs in wrongful death lawsuits,
- Punitive damages if the judge allows punishing the defendant for egregious negligence.
I am a Countrywide Policyholder. How do I File a Claim?
Likely, your Countrywide insurance policy provides coverage for numerous types of damages, injuries, and losses. Your policy might contain medical, liability, collision and other coverage along with uninsured and underinsured coverage should you be involved in a hit-and-run crash or an accident with the motorist who has insufficient insurance coverage. Even though handling a case for compensation with your insurance company is usually straightforward, it is still recommended to use a qualified personal injury attorney to manage all aspects of your case to ensure you will receive adequate compensation. It is important to remember that the insurance company must generate profits for its shareholders as the first line of order which often occurs at the expense of victims. Like non-policyholders, you can file a claim online at the insurance company website, by phone at (212) 514-7000 or by mail correspondence at the address below.
Countrywide Insurance Company
P.O. Box 7039
New York, NY 10008
Negotiating an Ideal Settlement Offer
Countrywide, like all insurance companies are more interested in keeping profits than paying out money to injured victims. However, our legal team with their years of experience can negotiate on your behalf and work directly with defendants, their attorneys, the insurance company’s claim adjuster and others involved in resolving your case. While you do have the legal right to negotiate on your behalf without legal representation, it is typically not the best idea. We can serve as your legal advocate to ensure that your family receives the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident involving the negligent actions of another, let our attorneys protect your rights starting now. We encourage you to contact the vehicle accident injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC at (888) 424-5757 to schedule a free case review. We can discuss your legal options and rights about filing a case for compensation against Countrywide or any other insurance company to resolve a case for compensation. We have years of experience in resolving cases just like yours. No upfront fees are necessary because we accept all personal injury claims and wrongful death lawsuits through contingency fee agreements. This arrangement postpones payment of your legal services until after we have successfully resolved your case through a negotiated out of court settlement or jury trial award. We offer every client a “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee that promises that if we are unable to secure financial recovery on your behalf you will owe us nothing for our legal services.
What the people we have helped have to say!
“Jonathan Rosenfeld was truly a blessing for my family. He provided ongoing legal support and used his comprehensive understanding of Illinois law to hold the driver responsible for causing my accident financially accountable. I am not sure what I could have done had I not made that call just after the accident to speak with them about what I should do to get paid for my damages. His legal team stood by my family every step of the way to make sure I was adequately compensated for the damage the other driver did to my car and my minor injuries. While I was once nervous about filing a lawsuit against another person, Jonathan assured me that we could likely get the case settled without ever taking it to court. The legal steps he took in representing me in my case was quite a learning experience that proved. His efforts proved to be highly successful in getting the funds I needed to repair my car, pay my medical bills, and help me recoup wages I have lost because I was unable to work while I healed. I also got paid for pain and suffering. Wow!!”
Norman C. – Mount Vernon, Illinois
“Within two weeks after being involved in a serious car accident, the other driver’s insurance company offered me a really low compensation settlement offer to close my case. Fortunately, during that time, I had already hired Jonathan at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers to represent me in my compensation claim. Within weeks, Jonathan negotiated with the defendant’s attorneys to settle my case for more than 20 times the amount of the original offer. I appreciate the effort that Jonathan and his attorneys took and thank the paralegals and staff for continually communicating with me, so that I understood what to expect before it happened. I highly recommend their legal team to anyone that needs advice and counsel and cannot thank them enough for all that they did to protect me during the entire ordeal. Call them now if you need help with your legal issues.”
Terry M. – Oak Lawn, Illinois