Following up on a car accident claim can be a nerve-wracking process. In some cases, you will encounter insurance bureaucracies, unfriendly insurance representatives and fierce insurance lawyers. If you are in this situation, read this extract for tips and tricks to pursue your car accident claim.
Hire A Compensation Lawyer
The secret to winning your compensation claim is hiring a professional in the field to represent your interests. A compensation lawyer understands the tricks insurance companies use to delay payments or pay lower compensation. They use their knowledge of the law to counter the insurance company's mischief and ensure you get fair compensation. When hiring a compensation lawyer, examine their expertise, availability and terms. Besides, ask them to take the case on a no-win-no-fee arrangement. It compels them to secure the highest possible compensation.
Be Reasonable While Filing The Claim
A mistake made by claimants is that they cannot justify the amount they claim from the insurance company. In many cases, this prolongs the compensation process to the delight of the insurer. Your compensation lawyer collects your health and employment records to determine the claim's value. Besides, they could seek further payments for disability, loss of property, rehabilitation, pain and suffering.
Do Not Deal With Insurance Adjusters
Insurance adjusters are a tricky lot. They will push you to make statements that could jeopardise your claim. For example, they could force you to admit that you saw the speeding vehicle to show that you bear negligence. Besides, if you take medication that could impair your judgment, they could compel you to confess that you were unsure of what happened. Although your lawyer can easily counter these claims, they affect the outcome of your case. With a compensation lawyer, you do not need to worry about the adjusters. Your lawyer acts as an intermediary between you and the adjuster. If the adjuster needs a formal interview, your lawyer will be present throughout to ensure the adjuster adheres to professional standards.
Do Not Fear A Court Battle
Some people accept a lower offer from the insurance company since they fear that the court process could be expensive and lengthy. Besides, the judge could dismiss their case. Insurance companies know this fact. As such, they could manipulate your emotions to compel you to accept their offer. However, if your lawyer decides to file the suit in court, you should not stop them. In many cases, the lawyer goes to court because they are confident that the judge will award a higher figure.
When pursuing a compensation claim, hire a lawyer, file for a reasonable amount, avoid insurance adjusters and do not fear court battles.
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