After you’ve been in an accident or had an injury, your attorney should connect with the insurance company of the party that caused you injury or damage. It is important for the attorney to make sure that there is money available to you for your injury and/or damages. Once this communication has been made and “coverage” for your injury is confirmed, your attorney and staff can guide you in receiving medical care and monitoring with you, to make sure you are getting better. The attorney and staff may also conduct an investigation on your behalf by speaking to witnesses, going to the scene and taking photos, gathering records.
Once you are finished with your medical treatment, the attorney should communicate with the insurance company, by presenting a detailed description of your injuries and demand a settlement on a figure agreed upon by you and the attorney.
The negotiations continue until you and your attorney decide that it is either a fair settlement or it isn’t a fair settlement, which may then require a lawsuit be filed. At that point, many attorneys decide to settle at the insurance company’s best number. At Zachar Law Firm, we are trial attorneys and are not afraid to file the lawsuit on your behalf and fight for a fair dollar amount for your injuries.
Remember, personal injury law can be extremely complex. Having the right law firm will make all the difference in your case.