Personal injury attorneys are hired to help you negotiate a settlement after an accident (among the many other things we help with). You will want to hire a personal injury attorney because that individual is trained to help you negotiate the best settlement check possible under the circumstances of your loss. Unfortunately, many people believe that hiring a personal injury attorney is a waste, but that is incorrect and can leave you with much less money than you deserve if you try to handle things on your own.
A personal injury attorney is a person who will get you the money that you need to cover the medical bills, lost wages, and other damages after an accident. You will need to hire the best personal injury attorney that you can find because that will decide whether you will get the money you deserve or not for your loss.
The injury and accident attorney that you hire needs to have experience in the negotiation of settlement packages, as this person will be the best person to put onto your team. This is the way to get the best and more comprehensive settlement package possible, to meet your needs for reimbursement of your medical bills and lost wages after you have been in an accident.
Negotiating a Settlement Check for an Atlanta Accident
Attorneys are versed in their job, which is representing their clients to get the clients the money they need after an accident. If an attorney is representing you to get a settlement check, then there will be a process that will need to be followed to conclude the case to a successful result. First, the attorney will need to discuss with you what happened during the accident, and you will need to determine the fault of all of the parties in relation to the accident. For example, if you were injured and you know who was at fault for your loss, then the attorney will know who to contact on your behalf for reimbursement of damages, losses, and personal injuries.
But say that you have had an accident and don’t know who is at fault. For example, in the case of tripping on uneven sidewalks in a busy area, your attorney will need to investigate to determine who is at fault for maintaining the sidewalks in good working order. Once this person, entity, or business is established, an action or negotiation can begin with that party regarding your compensation for the loss.
Investigation of the Losses, Damages, and Personal Injuries After an Accident
The attorney will need to investigate the loss, damages, and personal injuries claimed to determine how they are related to the accident. All personal injuries and damages claimed to be a result of the accident will need to be proven to be a direct result of the client’s accident. For example, people get into accidents all the time, and sometimes it is their fault for being careless, reckless, or inattentive. These are not the types of claims they can make against someone else.
On the other hand, if a person gets into an accident, and it was on account of someone else leaving a dangerous situation, then that reckless and negligent person will need to pay for the damages, losses, and personal injuries of all of the people who are injured as a result of that type of recklessness. So you are going to be in a better bargaining position if you can show that the wrongdoer was responsible for the loss and that the individual owes you a reimbursement of your medical bills, etc., from the accident that person caused.
Negotiating with Big Insurance Companies for Settlements After an Accident
After the accident has been investigated and determined who is at fault, the insurance company will need to determine how to settle the claim or case. Contrary to popular belief, insurance companies are very happy to settle out claims, and this is about how 90% of all claims ultimately get handled. They want to settle them as soon as possible—this saves them time and money when they settle versus going to trial. The only catch is that they want to settle them to their terms. This is where it is more than “handy” to have an attorney represent you. You need to have a knowledgeable and experienced attorney on your side during the negotiations of a settlement because that attorney is the best person for the job.
You are not going to want to try to settle a claim yourself. Many people think it is a simple business of settling a claim with an insurance company, especially when it is obvious that someone else is at fault for the accident. Even if a police report states that the wrongdoer is 100% responsible for a loss and there is no other person at fault for the accident, it will not guarantee a large settlement will be had in the end– even if this is even said out loud by the insurance company and they admit to it,
Negotiating Is a Game of Skill
The fine art of negotiation is like a game of skill, and it is only won by attorneys who have experience in this art of settling out large claims. Yes, any attorney can indeed settle out a claim, but do you want someone to do it badly? You get only one chance to settle your personal injury claim, one chance in your life. You do not want to leave this opportunity to chance. For this reason, you need to have the most experienced attorney on your team. If you call our office right now, you are going to be able to talk to a highly experienced attorney that knows how to get you the most money possible. This is the person you want to settle your case for when you are recovering from an accident.
The negotiation skills of an attorney are born by having settled claims before, with a certain amount of finesse, and with a large dose of integrity. An attorney who is good at negotiations is also likely very successful in court. You will want to talk to your attorney and find out their experience settling similar cases to your own to verify that the attorney has the experience and can resolve the case to your satisfaction. It will be beneficial for you to discuss your expectations of the claim results for settling the case and go over a reasonable amount of money that is going to be asked for a settlement of the case by the insurance company. If the attorney has experience settling cases, they will know what to do and can handle the settlement of your case like a pro. In some cases, attorneys who are highly experienced with settling claims with big insurance companies are even able to be on a first-name basis with the top negotiators at the large insurers. Any type of training that the attorney has towards learning how to settle large cases will help you when it is time for you to settle your personal injury case.
Call the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm
We are here for you and know what to do to get you the money you deserve in this situation, such as negotiating a settlement check. Just call us at (833) 254-2923. We are ready to help you get back the money you deserve when you are personally injured in these cases. So call us today for a free consultation.