If you've been injured due to someone else's negligence, their insurance will often try to undervalue your claim and pressure you to settle for way less than the amount you're actually entitled to.
The best way to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve is with the help of a seasoned and well-respected personal injury attorney. Your lawyer will deal with the at-fault party's insurance company for you and prevent you from doing or saying something that could potentially hurt your claim. Once you've hired at attorney, you can and should direct all communication from an insurance adjustor, including requests for statements, to your attorney.
When filing a claim, hand whatever information you gathered at the scene over to your attorney. If your injuries allowed you to take pictures, collect contact information from witnesses, or document conditions at the scene, give this to your lawyer to handle. It's also important to give your lawyer the names of any treating medical providers and to keep them up-to-date on your care.
In order to have a viable claim in California, you have to be able to prove that the other party was negligent in their actions, which directly resulted in your injury. Your attorney can advise you on the strength of your case and help you plan your best legal course of action. You'll have two years from the date of your accident to file your claim here.
With the help of your dedicated personal injury lawyer, you can build a claim that will help you receive fair compensation for your injuries, property damages, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Most claims end in settlement once the insurance company sees that the plaintiff is being represented by a skilled attorney. Your attorney can help negotiate the strength of the settlement and, if needed, take your case to court.
If you're interested in pursuing a personal injury claim, speak to Attorney Russell Kohn today. He's been helping clients file claims and fight the big insurance companies since 1987.