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Do I need a lawyer if I want more money in an accident settlement?

Yes. A California personal injury lawyer helps you build a strong case that gives you the negotiating power to ask for more in compensation. Insurers don’t usually give you full support unless you demand it.

After a rear-end collision on a California boulevard or after fracturing a hip in a slip-and-fall accident at a store, you may need immediate help. You’ll want support to pay your medical bills and to keep your family afloat while you are out of work. But what if an insurance company refuses to pay for every hospital bill you’ve been stuck with in recovery? It’s time to discuss your case with a California attorney with experience dealing with insurance companies.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a California Personal Injury Lawyer

A settlement offer from an insurance company may leave you wondering if you’re getting all that you’ll need out of your injury claim.

There’s an easy way to figure out if you are being provided with everything you should be in an insurance payout. Contact a real California personal injury lawyer for a free case consultation to find out what your accident claim should really be worth.

An experienced lawyer can immediately tell you what you should be demanding from an insurance provider. This may be a very different amount than an insurance adjuster is saying you deserve.

How Can a Lawyer Help Me Earn More in an Accident Claim?

After another driver sideswipes your car on Freeway 5, your injuries may force you to seek compensation from the motorist’s car insurance provider. After your child is bitten by a dog at a local park, you may have to file an injury claim to hold a dog owner’s homeowners policy financially responsible.

These and other personal injury accidents usually leave someone or a company or corporation liable for the hardships you face while injured. You’ll file an accident claim with an insurance company and hope to get all of their medical bills paid. But you can actually demand much more.

A skilled California personal injury lawyer fully investigates your accident and gathers all evidence. This includes accident reports, witness testimony, and medical charts. These items all help build a strong case. An insurance adjuster has a hard time trying to shift blame away from a policyholder when the proof is presented to them.

With the fault clearly laid out, your lawyer negotiates for the maximum available for your injury claim. That maximum amount is based on your lawyer’s experience with dozens of other accident cases and negotiations from past claims. Your lawyer also rejects lowball offers that don’t cover every damage you’ve suffered in a car accident. Those settlement offers are rejected and your lawyer demands more.

What Type of Things Can My Lawyer Earn Additional Compensation For?

Your lawyer not only asks for support to pay for your current medical bills. Your lawyer gets expert opinions on the hardships you may face in the years ahead. An injury could flare up and require surgery in the months ahead. You may need additional physical therapy to restore strength after a broken arm or leg.

After you’ve signed off on a settlement, you can’t go back to an insurance company when the pain returns. That’s why asking for the support you and your family will need in the future right now is so important.

Your lawyer will be demanding compensation for these factors and others on a settlement check:

  • Past and future medical bills and rehabilitation costs.
  • Estimated costs of medical care, home care, and loss of earning capacity related to a permanent disability.
  • Pain and suffering. This factors the patient’s physical pain and emotional trauma suffered in an accident and during a difficult recovery. The loss of enjoyment of life due to an injury would also have to be considered.
  • Past and future lost earnings while the victim is out of work.
  • Wrongful death benefits. Families who have lost a loved one to a major accident can seek support to pay for a burial and to help replace the income the deceased can no longer provide.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have to file an accident claim and ask for support from an insurance company?

Two years. California has a statute of limitations of two years for filing an injury claim. Take action as soon as possible so that evidence and witnesses don’t disappear.

What if I can’t afford to hire a California personal injury lawyer?

You don’t need any money to hire a Maison Law representative. We don’t get paid unless we win your case for you. Then our fee comes out of the compensation you are awarded.

Should I talk to the insurance company for the at-fault party?

No. Insurance adjusters want you to make a recorded statement so they can twist it around to hurt your case. This can affect how much money you’ll receive in a settlement. Only offer basic information.

Contact a California Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been hurt in a personal injury accident, talk to Maison Law before speaking with any insurance representative. You should know about every benefit available to you before an insurance provider tries to negotiate you into accepting nothing at all.

Contact attorney Martin Gasparian to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation for your family.  If you do require Maison Law’s help in getting what’s fair from an insurance company, you won’t need any upfront money. We don’t get paid unless we win your case for you. Then, our fee comes out of the settlement money you and your family receive.

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