When you’re injured in an accident, there may be a period of time where you feel like you’re at a crossroads, and don’t know where to take your potential case. Fortunately for you, you aren’t the first person to file a personal injury claim, and you certainly won’t be the last. Over the years, the process has remained fairly steady. Here’s a step-by-step guide some of what you can expect when you file a personal injury claim.
Hiring an Attorney
It is important to consult with an attorney so you know your rights. In all likelihood, you have never been in this situation before. Consulting with and hiring an experienced personal injury attorney provides you with the guidance you need, takes some of the stress out of the situation and gives you an advantage by having someone who’s experienced working for you.
Understanding The Claim
An experienced personal injury attorney will investigate your claim and determine what your damages are, what the law allows you to recover, and which party or insurance company is responsible for your damages.
Sending a Demand Letter
While each case is unique, generally when your attorney believes your case is ready to discuss resolution without filing a lawsuit, they will discuss the nature and extent of your damages with you and propose sending a demand letter to the at-fault party or their insurance company. Some of the content included in the letter may include why the defendant is liable, a summary of the injuries sustained, medical costs in the past and future, and how much income you’ve lost because of time off work. If the defendant’s insurance company refuses to pay, or offers to pay an unsatisfactory amount, your attorney will advise you of your options and will likely serve a lawsuit on the defendant.
If you’re in need of an experienced personal injury attorney, Beedem Law can help. Contact us online or call 612-305-1300