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Navigating the insurance industry in an attempt to win a personal injury claim is a complex process that requires an expert-level understanding of the field. In the event of an accident, seeking legal advice from an experienced personal injury firm is the key to successfully resolving your claim and receiving the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.
Can I make a personal injury claim myself?
Although it is possible to pursue a claim directly through your insurance company, this is not the recommended course of action for anyone looking to maximize their settlement. When handling your own personal injury claim without legal representation, insurance companies have no incentive to provide anything but the most basic compensation for any injuries sustained (if they provide compensation for the claim at all). Without a legal expert in your corner, the likelihood of receiving the maximum compensation you deserve is significantly diminished.
Understanding your insurance premiums can be critical to maximizing an insurance claim. In the state of California, the minimum is $15,000 for each person injured or killed in an accident, and $5,000 for property damage. It’s important to purchase additional insurance coverage to avoid paying out-of-pocket. Even if you’ve maxed out your insurance premiums, it can be possible to recover further compensation with the aid of a skilled legal team. For example, Avrek Law helped a client settle a case for $45 million after the insurance company failed to pay the $250,000 policy limit in a timely manner.
How to Win a Personal Injury Claim
The first step in winning a personal injury claim is finding a law firm in your area that specializes in the type of case you’ve been involved in. No matter what type of injury you’ve sustained – whether it’s in a motor vehicle incident, bicycle accident, workplace injury or medical malpractice – there are always long-term and short-term costs to consider. Will all your physiotherapy sessions be covered? Will you need to pay for home care? What about house maintenance fees while you recover?
There are many hidden costs linked to personal injuries that are rarely apparent to the individual going through the recovery process. By working with a lawyer who understands exactly what you’re going through, you can increase your chances of winning a personal injury lawsuit and receiving the compensation you’re entitled to.
What happens when a car accident claim goes to court?
According to the Judicial Branch of California, it all depends on the type of claim you’re making. Car accident claims are often filed through small claims court in the county where the accident occurred, or in the county of the defendant. There is also a variable time limit on when you can file a claim, referred to as a statute of limitations. If this runs out, you could lose your ability to pursue a case.
When do you need a personal injury lawyer?
It’s important to have strong legal counsel if your claim goes to court. Between your statement, filing a witness report, and submitting evidence to the court correctly, there are a myriad of complex legal details that if done incorrectly could cause you to lose the case. There is a great deal to learn when going to court, and having a lawyer on your side to help guide you through the process is an important step in increasing your chance of winning or defending your case.
If you have questions about your case, or want to know how to win a personal injury claim, Avrek Law can help you understand your legal options. The consultation is free, and you’ll receive expert advice from a law firm that has recovered over $1 billion in more than 10,000 personal injury cases. Contact us today – we want to hear more about your case!