You should follow the right process for the car and medical insurers to compensate you after a car accident. Sign an Retainer Agreement or Letter of Engagement agreement with a car accident lawyer. Car accident layers play significant roles in a car accident as follows.
A car accident case involves several parties like insurance companies such as car and medical insurers, police, owner of the other car and its driver, DMV, and the doctors. Do not discuss anything further with the medical and car insurers after you immediately report the case to them until your lawyer is present. Do be convinced by the insurers and other parties involve in the case to make you answer questions, sign documents or reveal contacts of your attorney. Get your doctor’s reports about the status of your health after the accident on time. You should be cautious not to discuss the case with other parties without guidance from your car accident attorney.
The lawyers team up with accident scene investigators and search for camera footages from the cameras that are around the scene of the accident; find more eye witnesses; analyze your doctor’s appointments and reports; reconstruct the accident; meet all the parties that are involved in the case like the insurers’ claims adjusters, and more.Hand over all the basic evidence that is in your possession like the medical reports. Be honest with the details that you give the attorney about your encounter in the accident.
The lawyers will gather evidence to support your case. The evidence is collected and complied then claims demands are forwarded by your lawyers to claims demand to the insurer through a personal injury demand letter. The lawyers explain the effects that the accident has had on you for financial, emotional, physical losses and damages and more. The lawyers claim a specific amount of money in the letter that when paid by the insurer, will free them from being liable to you.
Car accident lawyers do not advocate for the client to rush to court without trying other dispute resolution methods out of court like mediation and negotiations. The insurance company will decide to settle you out of the court or go for trial after they collect their evidence and evaluate their case. The insurer will offer you a counter offer for you to negotiate with them if they agree with your demands and want to avoid going to court. Car accident lawyers will negotiate with the insurers on your behalf.
The lawyer will help you to file a lawsuit correctly. A law suit is your last option to resort to if the insurers are not cooperative. The court orders the process of discovery to start after you file a legal complaint before it. The court will ask the parties to their documents, legal details and questionnaires, conduct depositions and requested documents outside the courtroom and try to resolve the issue without the intervention of the court. The court will determine the car accident personal injury claim and the financial amount that you deserve as compensation if you cannot resolve the issue out of the court.