Step 1: Meeting Your Attorney
If you have a potential claim and schedule an appointment with our firm, you should be prepared for the initial meeting with an attorney and our staff so we can best serve you. This is an important step in trusting our office with your claim.
Step 2: Investigating Your Case
After you hire our firm, we investigate your claim. We may contact you for more information. Here are some of the steps we frequently take.
Step 3: Communicating with the Insurance Companies
The next step in handling your claim is to contact the insurance companies. Oftentimes, there are multiple insurance companies that are a part of your case. Our office determines which of those companies need to be notified of your claim and what information should be exchanged with them.
Step 4: Preparing for Settlement Negotiations
The fourth step in handling your claim is to prepare for settlement negotiations. This is an extensive process of gathering medical and billing records, obtaining lost wage documentation, and working with insurance companies before presenting your claim to the insurance adjuster.
Step 5: Settlement Negotiations
The fifth step in handling your claim is to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company to ensure that you are fairly compensated for the injuries you suffered. This involves discussing the value of your claim with the insurance adjuster through a series of offers and counteroffers.
Step 6: Post Settlement
The sixth step in handling your claim is processing your settlement, including the handling of your accident-related bills.
Step 7: Filing a Lawsuit
The seventh step in handling your claim is filing a lawsuit, if necessary. Very few cases actually proceed to trial. Most cases settle out of court. Filing a lawsuit involves the court in the process of obtaining fair compensation for your claim.
Step 8: Going to Trial
The eighth step in handling your claim is proceeding to trial. This is your opportunity to present your case. This step is best explained directly by your attorney given the many unique variables involved with your specific claim.
Disclaimer: This description of the steps in the process of an injury case is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as legal advice. Nor does the information above create an attorney-client relationship. However, we look forward to the opportunity to try to help you. Please contact us today to discuss your potential case.