After receiving medical treatment, you should immediately contact a personal injury law firm to assist you with your claim. Unfortunately, it is common for people to put off seeking advice until they believe they have a case, however, your lawyer is best equipped to help you determine whether or not you have a case and what you should do next.
Following your doctor’s visit, it’s time to file a claim with your insurance company to show that you were hurt and incurred expenses as a result of the car accident. While this may seem like something you could handle yourself, having a lawyer submit the claim for you at the start is the best course of action.
People who have experienced a personal injury due to auto accidents may unintentionally say something harmful to their case when filing a claim on their own. You might inadvertently state something that allows the insurance company to decrease your settlement.
It can take anywhere from one to three weeks until your insurance approves your claim and sends you an offer. Your lawyer may recommend additional actions you should take while you wait for a response.
If the first settlement offer is insufficient, your attorney may renegotiate a higher sum based on your medical records and review how your insurance company handled the case.