Benjamin Tarshish

America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys


7/20/2021 – Announcing the selection of Kyle Kosieracki among America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® for 2021. Selection to America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional litigators for high-value personal injury, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice matters.

To be considered for selection, an attorney must focus more than 50% of their active legal practice on personal injury, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, product liability, and/or medical malpractice matters. These minimum qualifications are required for initial consideration. Thereafter, candidates are carefully screened through Advanced Data Analytics evaluating a broad array of criteria, including the candidate’s professional experience, litigation experience, significant personal injury settlements and/or verdicts, peer reputation, and community impact in order to rank the candidates throughout the state.

Only the top 100 qualifying attorneys in each state will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys®. With these extremely high standards for selection to America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys®, less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor — truly the most exclusive and elite level of attorneys in the community.

Quick Facts About State Farm Insurance

State Farm is an insurance company based out of Bloomington, Illinois. The company was founded in 1922 and has approximately 59,000 employees. The three most popular products offered by State Farm are auto insurance (with 84 million policies and accounts), fire insurance (28 million), and life insurance (8 million). State Farm is the largest insurance company in the United States in terms of total amount of cars and homes insured.

Auto Accident Victims May Be Entitled To Compensation From State Farm Insurance

Car accidents are a common occurrence in Minnesota. According to data collected by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, nearly 30,000 people involved in car crashes are injured each year in the state of Minnesota. For most of these accident victims, the result is that they face extensive damages. Aside from the physical pain and suffering incurred, often they are subjected to staggering medical bills along with lost wages from work.

Typically the auto accident victim will be able to collect compensation by way of their own auto insurance provider or via the other motorist’s insurance company. Sadly, however, the large insurance companies do not always abide by the maximum amount of compensation that the victim is due. Many times, valid claims are incorrectly denied by State Farm as well as other insurers.

If State Farm denied your insurance claim, what are your options? The most important thing to be aware of is that you have legal options at your disposal. You should not automatically assume that your claim is worthless. Contact an experienced Minneapolis car accident attorney who is well-versed in dealing with State Farm insurance claim denials.

What’s The Difference Between A First And Third Party Claim?

There are two major types of insurance claims: first party claims and third party claims. An example of a first party claim would be if you are a State Farm customer and you are attempting to bring a claim against your own auto insurance policy with State Farm. In contrast, an example of a third party claim would be if you attempt to bring a claim against the auto insurance policy of the other motorist who is insured by State Farm.

In some circumstances you will need to seek a first party claim, while other circumstances necessitate a third party claim. Which type of claim to seek varies based on the specific facts involved in your case. Nonetheless, irrespective of whether you are an actual customer of State Farm, the company is required to deal with your case in an equitable fashion.

State Farm Must Act In Good Faith

State Farm is legally required to process both first party and third party insurance claims using good faith settlement procedures. They are not allowed to deny plainly legitimate claims and they also cannot use the potential to deny a claim unfairly as a negotiation strategy. There are many specific requirements that must be met by the insurance company. If your car accident was dealt with unjustly, then you may be a State Farm victim of bad faith.

Bad faith insurance victims qualify for compensation equal to the entire value of their damages. In addition to the original claim value, they may be granted further monetary aid. Here are some indications that could demonstrate State Farm to be processing your claim in bad faith:

  • Failure to communicate properly
  • Excessive delays
  • Failure to include relevant facts
  • Inaccurate characterization of the insurance policy
  • Not fully examining your claim
  • Unfairly refusing coverage
  • Excessive requirements for paperwork
  • Failure to fully compensate the claim

What Can Our Award Winning Auto Accident Lawyers Do To Help?

Inspect Your Denial Letter
You likely received an official denial letter from State Farm explaining why they denied your claim. It’s important to review the factors which lead the insurance company to reach their determination. Once you have received your denial letter, it’s important to show it to an experienced lawyer. Your attorney will be able to assess the determining denials factors and advise you as to the best course of action.

File a Demand Letter
Your lawyer can prepare your demand letter in response to State Farm denying your car accident claim. Within your demand letter, your attorney will enumerate the circumstances of your case and include a request for financial compensation. Moreover, if your Minneapolis car accident lawyers suspect that State Farm is using bad faith settlement procedures, your attorney can explain that you are willing to bring a bad faith settlement claim against State Farm if the situation is not remedied.

The Appeals Process
If your insurance company has denied your claim, our award winning Minnesota car accident attorneys can file an appeal directly with State Farm. We will ensure that your paperwork is filed correctly and prepared in the most effective way possible. This will promote a speedy resolution for your claim.

Tough Negotiation
Oftentimes people mistakenly assume that they have no further options after receiving a denial later. Some believe that the only alternative left is to sue the insurance company. In reality, however, if you find yourself in this situation, there is a way to get State Farm to negotiate with you. Our MN car accident lawyers have extensive experience negotiating with insurance companies. We will aggressively advocate for your claim and strive to secure the maximum settlement possible for your insurance claim.

Bring an auto accident lawsuit for your injury
Most car accident injury claims end up being settled out of court. Still, some claims may require that the victim ultimately file a lawsuit against State Farm. In addition to the injury lawsuit, there is also the possibility that a bad faith insurance claim needs to be brought. Our car accident attorneys will explore every possible recourse for your insurance claim, including filing a lawsuit against State Farm.

If State Farm Has Denied Your Insurance Claim, What Are Your Options?

If you or a loved one have had your insurance claim denied, the personal injury attorneys at Tarshish Cody are available to assist you. Get the legal representation you deserve to move forward as quickly as possible! At Tarshish Cody we will fight your State Farm insurance claim on your behalf to seek compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, and financial loss which resulted from an accident.

For further questions about your denied State Farm insurance claim, call Tarshish Cody’s personal injury attorneys at 952-361-5556 or fill out the free Case Evaluation Form.

Four Tarshish Cody Attorneys Selected as 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars

July 27, 2020

July 27, 2020 — Minneapolis, MN:  Tarshish Cody attorneys Benjamin Tarshish, Scott Cody, Adam Strauss, and Kyle Kosieracki were selected to the 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star list. Tarshish Cody’s chair of both the Employee Rights and False Claims Act/Whistleblower practice groups, Scott Cody was selected for the third consecutive year. This was also […]

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Understanding No-Fault Insurance

December 23, 2019

It doesn’t matter whether you are hit by a car, walking across the street, riding a bicycle, a passenger in a friend’s car or behind the wheel yourself, your auto insurance can come to your rescue. The law requires that every licensed vehicle be insured. As part of that, the vehicle has Personal Injury Protection […]

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Dealing with Auto Insurance Companies

December 9, 2019

Dealing with an auto insurance agency can be quite a hassle. The company has a single objective – making money. They accomplish this by optimizing their intake of premium payments while simultaneously paying out the bare minimum on insurance claims. With that in mind, it’s hardly a surprise to see insurance agencies nickel-and-diming claimants to […]

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Harassed By Northland Group Inc? Learn How To Make It Stop.

October 14, 2019

Who is Northland Group Inc? Is This A Scam? Northland Group Inc is a third-party debt collection agency based out of Edina, Minnesota. The agency was founded in 1982. Northland Group focuses mainly on the credit card, automotive, mortgage, student loan, telecommunications, and utilities industries. Northland Group has received many consumer complaints claiming Fair Debt […]

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Is MRS Associates (MRS BPO, LLC) Harassing You? Learn What You Can Do.

September 11, 2019

Who is MRS Associates/MRS BPO LLC? Is This A Scam? MRS Associates is a third-party debt collection agency based out of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The agency was founded in 1991 and has more than five hundred employees. MRS Associates focuses on many types of debt from an array of industries in the United States, […]

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Harassed By Capio Partners? Learn How To Make It Stop.

July 29, 2019

Who is Capio Partners LLC? Is This A Scam? Capio Partners LLC is a third-party debt collection agency based out of Sherman, Texas. The agency was founded in 2008. Capio Partners focuses mainly on health care debt collection. According to Capio, they are the largest health care debt collector operating in the United States. Capio […]

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Tarshish Cody Honored to Announce Three Attorneys Selected as 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars

July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019 — Minneapolis, MN:  Tarshish Cody attorneys Benjamin Tarshish, Scott Cody, and Adam Strauss were selected to the 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star list.  Tarshish Cody partner, and chair of both the Employee Rights and False Claims Act/Whistleblower practice groups, Scott Cody was selected for the 2nd consecutive year. This was also […]

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Scott Cody Selected To The 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

July 18, 2019

7/18/2019 – Scott Cody has been selected to the 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers […]

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