What Can I Expect In the Car Accident Claim Process?

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After a crash, the process can become complicated as insurance adjusters try to protect their profits. You’re already dealing with your physical injuries and mental hardships. The last thing you want to endure is insurance companies that request statements and prod into your daily life to determine how much they should offer you.

It helps to recognize the process and have a lawyer on your side. With legal representation, you can safeguard your rights every step of the way.

Settlement Offers

Once the negligent driver’s insurance company accepts fault, they may offer you a settlement for your losses. Unfortunately, the settlement is not always what it seems. They may offer you less than you deserve because they want the case to be done and in the past.

If you accept the insurance company’s settlement offer, you may not be able to pursue any further compensation. You run the risk of receiving much less than you deserve, meaning you may not be able to pay for some of your medical bills or property damage repairs.

If the Case Goes to Trial

While trials only occur in roughly 5% of all auto accident claims, it’s always a possibility. You should be prepared if this is the case. The process timeline looks like this:

  • Notice of the lawsuit
  • Motion to dismiss
  • Discovery phase
  • Trial

It’s always helpful to have legal representation during this time to pursue the maximum compensation available. Insurance adjusters and the companies they work for know that you’re in a vulnerable position, and they do whatever they can to protect profits over people.

Our Mesa car accident lawyers at Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC are here for you every step of the way. Trust our team to be your voice against negligent parties. We commit to your best interests, never backing down from large corporations who use vulnerability as a tactic to save money.

Call our firm at (480) 833-8800 today.

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