If you have been involved in a traffic accident and suffered injuries, a number of questions immediately come to mind.
Are You Entitled To Compensation?
While your own insurance should cover the cost of your injuries, if you were not at fault in the accident it is possible that you might be entitled to compensation beyond what your own insurance might cover.
What are the steps that you need to take to recover for those losses?
You may need legal assistance to pursue a claim for compensation. The complexity of the legal system makes it difficult, if not impossible, to pursue an injury claim without legal help. Pursuing compensation likely means that you will be going up against an insurance company for the other driver. You will be facing an insurance adjuster who is not on your side and has considerable experience in dealing with accident claims. You should have an experienced accident attorney on your side to guide you through the process. However, even before you retain an attorney, steps you can take include:
What Are the Steps Leading to a Settlement of My Claim?
If you have been injured and another party is at fault, whether in a traffic accident, workplace accident, or other circumstances where another party was at fault, you must complete certain steps to recover compensation for your injury. You may need to begin legal proceedings to prompt the other party to negotiate a settlement. If you have taken the proper steps to protect your claim, your attorney will be able to present your claim in the best light and maximize your recovery. Sometimes, that will include going through the courts. If so, the steps involved will include:
Realistically, because of the costs involved, few personal injury cases actually go to trial. Most settle beforehand. In most cases, negotiations begin as soon as you hire an attorney. If fault is clear, the party at fault – or that party’s insurance company – will negotiate to minimize how much it has to pay. Where fault is less clear, it is possible that your attorney will have to file a formal legal complaint. Ultimately, the negotiations will follow the steps outlined above. If another party is clearly at fault, and damages relatively clear, that will drive negotiations. If negotiations fail to resolve the matter, litigation will follow.
If You Have Been Injured in an Accident in the Ohio or Kentucky area, Contact Robert Poole Law. If you have suffered injuries in an accident in the Kentucky or Ohio area, you should obtain professional advice to ensure you recover just compensation for your injuries. The aftermath of an accident can extremely stressful. The attorneys of Robert Poole Law are here to help. Contact us to assist you in protecting your rights, while you focus on your physical recovery. You can reach us at (800) 934-3140
or through our website.