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What to Expect In a Car Accident Lawsuit

What to Expect In a Car Accident Lawsuit

​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.the scales of justice

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 matter end, waiving your right to further pursue compensation, or you can reject the offer entirely. 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.

The Trial

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.

Our 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.

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