Important Steps When Negotiating An Accident Settlement
As dictated by the law, any victims involved in serious accidents need to be fully compensated for their injuries. However, there are many insurance companies out there that will do everything possible to pay as little as possible to you, no matter how serious your injuries may be.
Here at Duncan Firm, we know just how much serious injuries can cost people and their loved ones. That is why we are fully committed to working closely with our clients in order to help them secure the best recovery possible.
With years of experience seeking auto accident compensation for our clients, we have determined some important steps for negotiating and receiving the best results.
- Don’t Be in a Hurry
Soon after your injury, insurance adjusters may immediately try to offer you a seemingly decent amount to settle your claim quickly. However, the full extent of injuries and losses are not known for several months after. That is why you should never settle your claim until you know what the future has in store in regard to your recovery.
- Never Accept the First Offer
Insurance adjusters will offer far less than you actually deserve. They know that many people don’t actually know how to value a personal injury claim. Luckily, our attorneys can tell you whether the offer you have received is reasonable.
- Make Sure You Have Sufficient Documentation
You will want to ensure that you have good documentation on hand of any life impacts, as well as economic losses, lost wages, or out-of-pocket expenses. Insurance companies will never take your word for any aspect of your claim.
You will need contemporaneous documentation.
- Always Follow Through with Medical Treatment Recommendations
When it comes to personal injury law, you are required to mitigate your damages. This means that you must take the necessary actions to minimize the effects and losses as a result of your injury. If you don’t receive the needed medical treatment, the insurance company may claim that you made your injuries worse by not following your doctor’s recommendations.
- Hire an Attorney
Judging by this article, it is easy to see that there is a lot that goes into making sure you receive the best recovery possible. Without an experienced attorney by your side, an insurance company may not take you seriously. Yes, even if you do an excellent job of documenting your claim.
In order to receive the largest settlement and best recovery possible, you should contact Duncan Firm today. We are always here to help!