How to Maximize Your Case Value
An insurance company responds to one thing – risk it will be forced to pay you money.
When you are injured, you will be trying to collect compensation for your bodily injuries and vehicle damage from the insurance company of the person who caused the wreck. We get you results by building value into every step of the claims process. From the first time we talk to you to the day that your case is resolved, we will pay attention to every detail. Although we can settle most cases without a lawsuit, we prepare every case as if it were going to court so the insurance company will know that your case is risky for them.
Simply put, the insurance company makes money by not paying you money, and they only pay a lot of money for cases that expose them to high risk by way of a lawsuit. The insurance company will only pay top dollar for your injuries if they know an attorney represents you who will file suit if they do not pay the maximum amount. If an individual is not represented by an attorney, the insurance company will offer nothing or very little because they know an individual cannot effectively file suit against them and therefore they have no risk or incentive to pay a lot of money.
Some people make the mistake of trying to settle their claim on their own believing that they can save the cost of legal fees. However, by doing so the insurance company will expose you to questions designed to obtain unfavorable responses from you that they record and can use to deny your claim or only offer a small fraction of the value of your claim. To avoid this, many people hire an attorney to represent them because an attorney can collect far greater compensation from the insurance company by managing the claim aggressively through the proper steps. The amount of value an attorney can add to a case will usually not only pay for the legal fee but also put substantially more money in your pocket and prevent your claim from being denied.
Starting on the first day we represent you, we stop all direct communications between the insurance company and you in order to prevent them from trying to acquire evidence to defend against your claim. We immediately obtain the evidence needed to prove your case such as police reports, witness statements, videos, photographs, and in some cases “black boxes” that record speed and other data. If needed, we will hire accident reconstruction engineers and send them to the collision site to reconstruct the entire wreck.
Also, to help you return to your pre-accident health, we immediately assist you with getting medical treatment from highly qualified doctors such as orthopedics and neurologists. Because a favorite insurance company tactic is to contest the extent of your injuries, we encourage treatment by highly qualified medical doctors whose medical opinions are difficult to contest due to the doctors’ high qualifications.
As your case progresses, we will develop a damage model for your injury claim. We will seek compensation for both past and future medical expenses, physical pain and mental anguish, physical impairment, disfigurement, loss of earning capacity, and in some cases loss of household services and loss of consortium.
There are many varying aspects of an injury claim. Bottom line, for your claim to have significant value, your case must be handled properly in all areas. We have successfully represented thousands of clients for their auto injury cases, and we know how to obtain MAXIMUM value for your case.