What You Can Expect From The Personal Injury Claims Process
Navigating the Journey to Fair Compensation with Dishowitz Law Group
A personal injury is overwhelming, but understanding the claims process can alleviate stress. In this comprehensive guide, we walk you through what to expect from the personal injury claims process. Trust Dishowitz Law Group’s expertise to secure the compensation you deserve.
Initial Steps After the Injury
Seek Medical Attention and Preserve Evidence
Seek immediate medical attention to address your injuries and document them for your claim. Preserve evidence at the accident scene, such as photographs and witness information, to support your case.
Notify Relevant Parties and Insurance Companies
Inform the responsible parties about the incident, ensuring they know the potential claim. Report the accident to your insurance company promptly to begin the claims process.
Assessing Liability and Establishing Your Case
Determining Fault and Liability
Investigate the circumstances of the accident to identify the at-fault party. The American Bar Association provides insights on determining negligence and liability (https://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/law_issues_for_consumers/personalinjury/).
Gathering Evidence to Strengthen Your Claim
Collect medical records, accident reports, and other evidence to build a strong case. According to the Insurance Research Council, personal injury claimants with legal representation receive settlements 3.5 times higher than those without (https://www.insurance-research.org/sites/default/files/downloads/IRC_Auto_Claim_Payout_FINAL.pdf).
Negotiating with Insurance Companies
Dealing with Insurance Adjusters
Prepare for discussions with insurance adjusters by having all relevant documents in order. Forbes advises claimants to be cautious when dealing with insurance adjusters, as their goal is to minimize payouts (https://www.forbes.com/advisor/car-insurance/when-to-hire-an-attorney-for-an-auto-accident/).
Calculating Your Claim’s Value
Assess the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The Legal Information Institute offers valuable insights into calculating personal injury claim value (https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/damages).
Seeking Legal Representation and Receiving Compensation
The Role of Personal Injury Attorneys
Enlist the expertise of a skilled personal injury attorney to navigate complex legal procedures According to the Insurance Research Council, 85% of all money paid out in personal injury claims goes to the 5% of claimants who hire attorneys (https://www.insurance-research.org/sites/default/files/downloads/IRC-TPS13.pdf).
Negotiation and Settlement
Your attorney will negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurer for a fair settlement. Most personal injury cases (95%) are settled out of court, according to the Department of Justice (https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fcv03.pdf).
Litigation and Trial (if necessary)
If negotiations fail, your attorney will guide you through the litigation process and represent you in court. The American Bar Association provides valuable insights into the personal injury trial process (https://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/law_issues_for_consumers/personalinjury/).
Navigating the personal injury claims process requires expertise and guidance.
Trust Dishowitz Law Group to advocate for your rights and secure the compensation you deserve.
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