Nobody ever asks to be involved in an auto accident. Should you find yourself injured
due to the negligence of another driver, you should not be forced to deal with the pain
and suffering all on your own. This kind of accident can take you out of work, making it
impossible to provide for your family, pay your bills and perform even the simplest of
daily routines. It is necessary to file a legal claim for an auto accident injury.
Discuss With an Attorney
If you intend to present a claim against the other driver or your insurance company, attempting
to do so on your own is not recommended. By talking with an attorney you’ll learn
about potential settlements and payouts, and also learn how to deal with the liens claimed
by health insurance, medical providers and others. You’ll also be informed about the
best course of action to protect your rights. Your attorney will tell you the merit of your claim
and whether or not you should pursue it.
Notice of Claim
Depending on the injury and your own state of mind, you may just want money quickly
in order to cover the mounting medical bills and time away from work. If you and your
attorney decide it is best to go after the insurance company, your attorney will file a
“third party claim” against the at fault driver’s insurance company. Your attorney will
send a letter to the insurance provider indicating what you intend to do. This will not
include specifics, just what will happen and when the collision took place.
State Civil Court
If negotiations with the at-fault driver’s insurance company fail, your attorney
will file a civil complaint with the appropriate court.
When you hire an attorney, you’re putting expertise on your side. At
Schiffman Law, our certified specialist in injury and wrongful death
law will fight for the settlement or recovery you deserve.