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According to the law, victims of serious accidents need to be fully compensated for any injuries. Though, defense attorneys and insurance companies will do everything possible to pay as little compensation as possible. This is true no matter how life-altering or serious your injuries may be.
Here at Duncan Firm, we know just how much serious injuries can impact your life. We work to help our clients secure the largest recovery possible. We have years of experience seeking compensation for our clients.
We have identified five key tips for receiving the best results via negotiating.
- Don’t Rush
Right after you have received an injury, insurance adjusters will often offer you an amount to settle your claim right away. Though, the true extent of injuries and losses are unknown for around several months. Therefore, you don’t want to settle on a lesser amount.
- Never Accept First Offers
Insurance adjusters will often offer much less than the fair value of a claim. They know that many people are often unaware of how to value a personal injury claim. A negotiation process is required in order to arrive at a fair settlement.
An insurance adjuster will try to lowball you and refuse to increase it short of facing a lawsuit. Our attorneys can help you find out if the offer is reasonable.
- Make Sure You Have Your Documentation
Insurance companies will never just trust what you say. You must have extensive documentation. After all, your pain and suffering, as well as the impact on your quality of life, are some of the most important parts of your claim.
Therefore, you need to keep a calendar, daily diary, and extensive documents to record how you feel and what losses you have accrued.
- Always Follow Through with Medical Treatment
In personal injury law, you always have a duty to mitigate your damages. In order to minimize the effects and losses from your injury, you need to take reasonable action. If you fail to go through with your medical treatment, the insurance company will have the chance to claim that you made your injuries worse by failing to follow the doctor’s recommendations.
- Hire an Attorney Straight Away
As you can see, there is a lot that goes into getting the best recovery in a personal injury claim. While you can negotiate or process a personal injury claim on your own, you will be far better off getting professional help.
Without an experienced attorney on your side, an insurance company is very unlikely to take you seriously. In order to increase your odds of receiving the most favorable settlement possible, get in touch with Duncan Firm to begin building your claim.