If you were involved in a car accident and sustained injuries that you are now pursuing a personal injury claim for, there are five tips we have to help you receive the most money out of your claim. These tips are included in the legal book, The Ohio Accident Book. Order your free copy here.
Tip #1 – Get Treatment ASAP
Get proper medical care as soon as possible. This not only helps you physically, but also helps your financial health in terms of your future injury claim. You need the evidence to show that you took every measure to get better after your accident.
Tip #2 – Take Your Time
Do not get caught up in the figure that the insurance company is offering you just days after your accident. The truth is that they are trying to minimize your settlement by offering you money before you even know the extent of your injuries. If you agree too soon, you can later find out that the settlement barely even covers your medical bills in the long run.
Tip #3 – Let a Lawyer Handle the Insurance Adjuster
The insurance adjuster is going to constantly try to contact you, get access to certain documents, and do everything else that might help them lessen the amount you would be awarded in a settlement. The wisest thing to do is to let your lawyer handle the insurance adjuster. This means that you need to hire a lawyer soon after your accident because the insurance adjusters will start contacting you just days after.
Tip #4 – Only Sign Forms Prepared or Looked Over by your Lawyer
Be cautious whenever you sign a document that is related to your case. A good rule of thumb is to have everything go through your lawyer first. They know the tricks that the insurance company will try to play and which documents need to be signed by which deadline.
Tip #5 – Keep Track of Everything
Being organized throughout the course of your claim will only make your life and your lawyer’s life easier. Having all of your paperwork together and filed appropriately will streamline much of the process. You can be confident that you have all of the evidence necessary to prove your injuries and the settlement that you deserve.
Should I hire a lawyer?
If you’ve been involved in a car accident you might be unsure of whether or not you do in fact have a legitimate case. Read this blog post explaining three common situations in which a lawyer can help an individual receive the compensation that they deserve.