You were injured in a car accident that you know was the fault of another party. You were stopped in traffic and somebody rear-ended you, pushing your vehicle into the one in front of it. Liability is obvious in your case and you know that you will be left to show it and fight for your rights to compensation. If you are going through the settlement process, you might wonder how you can guarantee the best settlement so that you can move forward during this difficult time.
Best Ways to Achieve Settlement
Work Quickly: You should never delay but instead take the time to file your claim as soon as possible so that you can get started on working toward results in a timely fashion. If you get working with an attorney immediately, it will put pressure on the insurance companies rather than the other way around and having them take advantage of you. If insurance companies believe that they can settle your claim for less than it is worth to get it out of the way, then they will try to get serious about settling. If you take all the necessary steps, you will be in a good position to settle matters on your terms.
Speak to an Attorney: You should always have an attorney look at your case no matter what so you can dictate if you have the ability to file. Because you will be up against the insurance company, who might try to do whatever it takes to minimize what they owe you, you want to jump on it and get a head start to work toward results. By having an attorney, you will become more informed about your rights under the law and you will also have somebody who can look over police reports, medical treatment, and witness statements so that you get the most out of your case.
Medical Attention: You might feel compelled to stop seeing your treating physician because you think you are getting better. However, to get the most out of your case, you don’t want to stop treatment abruptly but, instead, keep on attending your appointments so that you can prove that you have actually received damages and that the other party owes you for them. Medical bills are one of the best ways to show that you were actually injured and that your injuries were serious.
Know Your Insurance: Many people do not know their coverage options for insurance even after an accident occurs. In many instances, you might not only be able to collect money from one source but multiple sources. An attorney who is handling your case will be able to determine whether or not you can collect from more than one policy so that you can gain as much settlement money as possible to pay for your damages.
Collect All Facts: You should always work to collect as much evidence as possible to increase your settlement as, the more evidence you have, the better the outcome of your case. You can work with your attorney to ensure that you get all of your medical reports, accident reconstruction from the scene, police reports, and more.
How Your Attorney Can Help
At Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, we have assisted many clients in the midst of their car accident claims after they have received serious injuries in an accident. We understand the ins and outs of West Virginia personal injury law and will work to protect your rights and help you obtain the best settlement possible in your case. Please reach out to us at (304) 713-2014 to find out how we can protect you during this difficult time.