After your car accident and all the medical treatments you have received, you may ask yourself: Are we as prepared as we’d like to be? You may have spoken to an attorney on occasion or may still be looking for help from an attorney when dealing with your personal injury claim. To gain the best settlement for your injuries and move forward with your life, however, you will need good organizational skills as well as documentation. Receiving the settlement that works for you sometimes takes time, negotiation, experienced skill from your attorney, and patience.
Why You Need to Document Everything
When you’re talking injury settlement, the best thing that you can do for yourself and your case is to document everything – and we mean everything. The value of your claim isn’t just dependent on one factor; it’s based on many factors, from the severity, the location, the degree of negligence and the role that the other party played in your case. There are various types of documentation that you can use in your case: Information related to the accident, bills that you have paid out of your own pocket for medical treatment, and so much more.
The one thing that people don’t realize is that your insurance company could try to cut your short. They may take a look at the factors involved in the case and see them a bit differently than you do, choosing to value your claim settlement much lower than you expected. This is another reason why you will need an experienced attorney on your side, because it will make negotiations move much smoother. Negotiations can go back and forth between you and an insurance company for some time until you both come to an agreement. Being patient can help your case move along, as well as keeping an open mind about what you consider to be a fair settlement.
Some Things That Will be looked at
Of course, everything after a car accident will be scrutinized closely, which is why you want to uphold your end. After your accident, a few factors will play a huge role in your claim as well as the settlement you might expect:
- The insurance company will look at how quickly you sought medical attention. This is why you should never wait. Injuries could get worse if you make the decision to wait, and you may not be taken as seriously.
- If there were charges in the accident, they will also be looked at. This is especially true in cases of DUI.
- Many pieces of documentation will be looked at, from photographs of the accident scene to witness testimony from those who saw it firsthand.
- If you had pre-existing injuries, they will be considered. You will need to be able to show that these injuries only got worse as the result of the accident.
When It’s Time to Call Us
There may have been various times throughout the process that you thought to yourself, I think now is the time to call a personal injury attorney. And you’re probably right – because only an experienced attorney can help you get the settlement you are entitled to, that is fair for you. When you are going up against a big insurance company, it helps to have experience on your side, especially for the most complicated cases with the most serious injuries. If you have suffered huge losses due to your injuries or there are disputes over liability, it’s time to call us.
We have been involved in a variety of car accident cases and want to help you in your time of need. If you have a claim and want to negotiate the best settlement with the big insurance company involved in your case, contact us at the McGuire Law Firm as soon as possible.
We are waiting to hear from you today, at 888-352-0624.