Updated May 25, 2020

What Does Insurance Claim Subrogation Mean?

Subrogation is a common part of the claims process. Your insurance company is interested in wrapping up a claim as quickly as possible. Often, they pay for damages as soon as they’ve confirmed a claim is legitimate. You get a check right away and can move on with your life, but the process isn’t over for your insurance company, which still needs to be reimbursed by the party who harmed you.

What does it mean when Insurance Claims are in Subrogation?

If, for example, you were in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, your insurance company acts quickly to pay for your repairs. And then it steps into your shoes to pursue the money owed by the driver who caused the accident. By paying you, the insurance company assumes your right to collect from the driver—or their insurance company, more likely.

When your insurance company notifies you that your case is in subrogation, it means that they’re pursuing final payment for your claim. This payment goes to them because they’ve already taken care of you.

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If you are struggling to receive compensation from an insurance company, contact the Indianapolis Insurance Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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