When someone sustains significant injuries as a result of someone else’s
negligence, they don’t fully understand the importance of taking
legal action. They fail to file a car accident claim simply because of
fear of the situation and they don’t know what to expect. Understanding
the process can help dispel these concerns.
Filing the Claim
When you file a car accident claim with the insurance company, you want
to ensure that you have all the proper information and documentation—as
well as file within the statute of limitations. This starts the process
and helps put the liable party in a position where they must act.
Motion to Dismiss or Settlement
The insurance company isn’t always reliable and they may not live
up to the policy which they offer. As such, they may deny a claim. This
brings about a lawsuit from you as the injured party. Once a lawsuit is
filed and the insurance company is notified, they can file a motion to
dismiss the case or offer you a settlement, which is often much less than
what you deserve.
To Reject or Accept the Settlement?
If you’re offered a settlement by the insurance company, you have
the right to accept it and have the matters end, waiving your right to
further pursue compensation, or to reject the offer. This means you can
either counter it or outright deny it and potentially move forward in
the legal process. There are pros and cons to settlements that you should
speak with a lawyer about to understand.
This could be the most beneficial to individuals who suffer injuries due
to someone else’s negligence in a car accident. Your lawyer can
present the necessary evidence to prove liability and help you hold the
responsible party accountable for the maximum amount of compensation that
may be available to you.
Clearwater car accident attorneys at Roman & Gaynor work hard to protect your rights to compensation
and justice. We have decades of experience and know what it takes to stand
by your side and fight for you.
To discuss your case in a free consultation, we encourage you to
contact us today.