Often insurance adjusters will minimize your claims based on the severity of the property damage. However, property damage is not a reliable indicator of injury, including in low-speed collisions.
Do Not Delay Filing a Claim or Seeking Medical Treatment
Oftentimes insurance companies reject claims and deny compensation for victims of a car accident simply because the claimant is delayed in filing a claim or seeking medical treatment.
DETERMINING FAULT AND LIABILITY IN A CAR ACCIDENT
The amount of compensation is directly affected by the legal definition of negligence in the state where the accident occurred and the percentage the adjuster assigns to each party.
WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR A CAR ACCIDENT?
In California, you have two years to file a lawsuit for your injuries from the date of your car accident. California Code of Civil Procedure §335.1.
HOW TO GET COMPENSATED AS AN INJURED PASSENGER IN A CAR ACCIDENT?
Passengers have the same rights to be compensated for their injuries as drivers in a car accident. However, most passengers will have questions regarding how to get their claim started.
HOW CAN A LAWYER HELP YOU AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT?
The steps you take after a car accident are crucial, both to your health and your case financially. There are certain steps that an experienced attorney can and should do to ensure you get the most benefit from your case.
SHOULD I SPEAK WITH THE OTHER DRIVER’S INSURANCE COMPANY?
Often times the other driver’s insurance company will contact you in order to obtain a statement that will lock you into a version of certain events, including the extent of your injuries, in order to minimize your claim.
HOW DO I PRESERVE EVIDENCE OF A CAR ACCIDENT?
It is important to preserve evidence immediately after an accident. The quality of evidence will often times determine the amount of compensation.
HOW SOCIAL MEDIA COULD AFFECT YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?
Social media is often used to share the greatest moments with the viewers, whether it be a wedding, a basketball game with your children, or even just a nice brisk walk at the park.
CAN MY LAWYER NEGOTIATE THE REDUCTION OF MY MEDICAL BILLS?
If your lawyer was successful in settling a car accident case for you or was able to get you an award at trial, you’re going to have to pay for any medical services that were provided to you for your injuries.