Well, normally it’s the at-fault party’s insurance company that should compensate you for your injury.
And the way you receive this compensation is by submitting a claim.
The truth is, it’s possible for you to handle your own personal injury claim – especially if it’s a minor injury and the at-fault party’s negligence is obvious.
Bear in mind however, that preparing a claim does require some work. You will have to gather all the necessary paperwork and evidence yourself – things such as photographs, police reports, witness statements, medical records, repair quotes, and more.
You also have to write an effective demand letter. After you’ve submitted your claim, there may be a period of back-and-forth negotiation with the insurance company before you finally receive your settlement. And unless you’re experienced in negotiating with insurance adjusters, you will be at a disadvantage during these negotiations.
* Remember, the insurance company wants to minimize the amount they pay you and it’s the insurance adjuster’s job to legally minimize this payout on behalf of his employer.
If you’re not willing to go through all the grunt work of handling your own claim, you can hire a personal injury attorney to handle the case for you. In fact, for severe or complicated injury claims, hiring an attorney is vital and typically results in a significantly higher recovery than you would be able to get on your own.
If you want to find out whether it’s worth hiring a personal injury attorney for your case, click here to book a FREE consultation with our team.
The initial consultation is free and we will work on a contingency basis – which means that if we do decide to take on your case, you won’t have to pay us a dime unless we win the case.
That’s right. If we take up your case, we will advance all the costs of handling your claim and then deduct those costs from your final settlement or court verdict once we win. That means you risk nothing on your end except a little bit of time and effort as we work through the case together.