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How A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Increase Your Settlement For An Injury Claim


Insurance companies often try to avoid paying for damages and personal injuries after an accident happens. It can be stressful and overwhelming to negotiate on your own with the insurance company and they can refuse to offer a fair settlement.

Fortunately, with the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney, you won’t have to navigate through the process of filing a lawsuit and obtaining the compensation alone. Here are ways in which Louis Patino ensures clients receive the highest possible settlement for your injury claim.

  1. Validating the Threat of Trial

Victims have no guaranteed payment rights following an accident. Instead, they have just the right to sue at-fault parties. If you handle your claim without involving a lawyer, insurance adjusters will know that you wish to avoid a trial and will therefore not be motivated to pay what they believe you are likely to win in court. Hire an experienced lawyer to ensure that this never happens.

  1. Building and Highlighting Injury Evidence

Experienced personal injury lawyers help you build and highlight all the evidence that a jury would hear in court. Insurance companies often use evidence law to exclude information likely to lead to more generous verdicts. However, experienced lawyers can easily avoid such pitfalls. Personal injury attorneys know how to present the best evidence to compel higher settlement amounts.

  1. Locating Hidden Defendants

Accidents are often the result of multiple factors. If another driver or outside party was partly responsible for the accident that caused your injuries, all these extra parties along with their insurance providers can be compelled legally to contribute toward the payment of victim damages.

  1. Applying Detailed Law of Damages

Insurance companies and adjusters will typically not help you find reasons why you should be paid more money. Unfortunately, the law of damages is incredibly complex and constantly evolving. Fortunately, an experienced personal injury lawyer knows exactly what can be collected. A detailed demand by your lawyer of everything that’s legally due vastly increases injury payments and insurance offers.

  1. Controlling Insurance Communications

Once you have hired a lawyer, it is illegal for the insurance company’s claims adjuster to contact you directly via phone, mail, or personal visit. Personal injury lawyers halt adjuster contacts as well as their attempts to gather information that will be used against you later. Lawyers can deny access to you past medical records as well as unrelated, private information.

  1. Mastery of All Medical Issues

A good personal injury lawyer should have considerable medical knowledge along with direct access to medical experts and doctors. Injury claims can only bring full payment if all medical evidence is highlighted for the benefit of the patient. With the support of medical experts, your lawyer will explain the risks involved in your medical acre or surgery, future problems likely to arise, the need and cost of future medical care.

  1. Fighting Claims Against the Settlement

Health insurance companies among other outside parties often have a hidden right to take money from the settlement. Workers’ compensation, VA liens, child support liens, and other payment sources may also be deducted from your injury claim should you fail to pay them. A personal injury attorney will help reduce claims against your settlement amount.  All money that your lawyer saves goes directly into your pocket.

Final Thoughts

If you have been involved in an accident where you were not at fault, it is important to communicate with an experienced personal injury lawyer without delay. You should avoid speaking with the other party’s insurance company until you hire a personal injury lawyer to handle your case.

You can lose your only chance at compensation or receive a much lower settlement amount if the wrong thing is said to the wrong person. Let the lawyer handle all negotiations so that you receive the maximum settlement possible.

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Whether you are working through an employment law matter or think you have a personal injury case, Alan Kansas, Esq. can help you find the representation you need.