When you’re in a car accident, you need to file a claim with the insurance company as soon as possible. However, you should never take this on alone. Instead, you should work with an experienced attorney who can handle the legal process on your behalf.
Steps To Filing a Personal Injury Claim
Your attorney will take on all of the following steps of filing a personal injury claim:
Step 1: Call the Insurance Company
After a crash, an insurance adjuster may contact you. Don’t speak with them until you have an attorney. Get their contact information and then give it to your lawyer. Your lawyer will call the insurance company and speak with the insurance adjuster.
Your attorney can relay the facts of what happened to the insurance company. Your attorney must give them these facts, so the insurance company doesn’t twist your words and use them against you. If you try to talk to the insurance adjuster alone, they may try to blame you for the accident or claim you aren’t injured badly.
Step 2: Gather Information About Your Damages
Your attorney will need to gather information about your property damage, medical costs, lost wages, and anything else you’ve lost in the accident. You and your attorney must work together to gather all of this information so nothing is left out.
You will also need to obtain the police report from your accident, witness statements, and expert opinions to prove who was at fault. The Law Giant will not leave any stone unturned.
Step 3: Make a Demand for Compensation
Once your attorney determines your claim’s value, you can make a demand to the insurance company. This involves estimating how much you need for past and future costs, including pain and suffering and other non-economic damages. Then, your attorney will relay that information to the insurance company along with a reasonable monetary settlement demand.
Getting a Settlement or Going To Trial
If the insurance company properly processes your claim promptly, you may be able to get a reasonable settlement offer within a short amount of time. However, if the insurance company denies your claim or delays settlement, you may have to file a personal injury lawsuit. You should never handle this part on your own. Always work with an experienced trial lawyer to manage your settlement or go to trial.
Begum Law Group Will Help With Your Claim
The insurance company will take advantage of you if you try to deal with them alone. Let your car accident lawyer at Begum Law Group Injury Lawyers handle a claim for you.