How to Maximize Your Car Accident Settlement
Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 4, 2014
Don't be fooled into thinking that your insurance provider wants to give you the compensation you deserve after a serious car accident. In fact, you can rest assured that the adjuster will try to relinquish as little payment as possible.
At The McClellan Law Firm, we believe that victims of car accidents should never settle for less. That's why our firm has helped countless victims of avoidable auto collisions fight for more money than their insurance provider initially offered. Here are some ways that you – the accident victim – can make sure that you recover a fair settlement for your injuries.
Document Your Damages.
You cannot recover funds unless you show the insurance company that your injury led to medical expenses, lost wages, etc. Keep a detailed record of your medical bills, missed work, doctors' expenses, medication, and any other cost associated with the accident. You can even recover money for ongoing medical care such as physical therapy.
Don't Waste Time.
The California Statute of Limitations prevents accident victims from pursuing compensation for their injuries after a specified amount of time. For example, you must file a personal injury claim within two years of the injury. If the injury was not manifested immediately, you only have one year to file a claim from the day that you discovered the injury.
Find the Right Attorney.
Don't just find a lawyer; hire an attorney with the skill and experience to help you maximize your financial compensation. This means that you need a lawyer who is trustworthy and well versed in traffic accident claims / lawsuits. To learn more about our qualifications, click here and view our distinctions, associations, and accolades.
Injured in a car accident? Contact our team for a free consultation.
The McClellan Law Firm is a personal injury law firm that handles a wide variety cases – including car accidents –in San Diego, CA and the surrounding region. We believe that our level of client care and experience truly sets us apart from the competition. If you or someone you love suffered a serious injury in a traffic accident, we encourage you to speak with a member of our legal team soon. You can also request an evaluation by filling gout our online case evaluation form.