How do I Settle My Insurance Claim After an Auto Accident?
Posted on Mon Jul 12, 2021
You should always consult a lawyer before attempting to settle your claims against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Many lawyers offer free consultations for auto accident cases.
The first step in settling your claim will be for your lawyer to set up the bodily injury claim. Once you have finished your medical treatment, your lawyer will submit proof of your injuries and medical expenses that were caused by the car wreck. The value of your auto accident claim will depend on the severity of your injuries and the medical expenses that you have incurred.
Every case is different. That is why it is important to consult with a lawyer before filing your insurance claim. You should not speak to any insurance adjusters until you have consulted with an accident and injury attorney. Speaking with an insurance adjuster can be detrimental to your case.
In Alabama, car accident compensation, also known as damages, includes economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include medical bills, lost wages, and car repairs, while non-economic damages include pain and suffering. Each category of damages should be considered and calculated when settling your car accident case.
Many cases, especially cases with severe injuries, need to be filed in court. This does not mean that your case will go to trial. Less than 5% of lawsuits end in a jury trial. Many times, depositions and medical testimony need to be taken before a case can be settled for an amount that adequately compensates a victim.
If you have an auto accident case, you will benefit from consulting with a Huntsville Accident and Injury Lawyer. Contact Warren & Simpson for a free consultation with our experienced auto accident attorneys.