Personal Injury Settlement
At The Attorney Network, we know that you have questions about the personal injury settlement process and personal injury litigation. You may think that if you hire an attorney you will need to file a lawsuit in order to receive a personal injury settlement from the insurance company. For some people, the thought of appearing in court leaves them with an uneasy feeling. People who are in the United States without proper documentation may hesitate before contacting a personal injury attorney because they are fearful of arrest, deportation or other consequences.
At the Attorney Injury Network, we understand these concerns and others but, you have rights if you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Our personal injury lawyers can explain the entire process and what our attorneys can do to protect your rights and get you the medical care you need and the settlement you deserve all without ever appearing in court.
- There is no need to fear filing a lawsuit, the majority of cases settle out of court.
- In most cases you will never need to appear in court.
- Your immigration status does not matter, you still have the right to recover damages.
- Our personal injury attorneys will take care of everything so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
When you call or use the contact form on this page to schedule a free consultation with one of the top ranked attorneys at the Attorney Injury Network, you will be connected with an experienced personal injury attorney who will put your mind at ease and answer all of your questions. Call today for a free consultation 1-800-935-8511.
Your Case May Settle Before Your Medical Treatment Is Complete
Insuring that you receive the medical treatment that you need now and in the future is one of the most important things that a personal injury attorney can do for you. It is however just as important that you receive a cash settlement that will compensate you for your losses, pain and suffering and provide for the financial security of you and your family.
Our personal injury attorneys know how to determine the maximum value of your claim and how to make the insurance pay.
Every personal injury case is different but many cases will settle in a matter of weeks. Since that is a possibility, you may think that you can take on the insurance company alone but, that would likely be a mistake. Unless you have years of training and experience with insurance law, personal injury law, medical treatment as well as access to current settlement statistics and cutting-edge claim valuation tools, like the personal injury lawyers of the Attorney Injury Network, it is highly unlikely that you will receive a fair settlement from the insurance company.
“Insurance companies may offer you a fast settlement. They may even approach you in the hospital or soon after you are released. No matter how good their settlement may sound, never sign away your rights without calling the personal injury experts at the Attorney Injury Network.”
Call today for a free consultation or for more information about settlements with insurance companies 1-800-935-8511.
Why Hire A Personal Injury Attorney From The Attorney Injury Network?
After an accident, you may find yourself unable to return to work, unable to play with your kids, or unable to pay your bills or even afford the necessary medical aid to become healthy again. Our personal injury attorneys take your case personally. At the Attorney Injury Network, we strive to treat our clients like members of our family or close friends. We won’t ignore your phone calls, treat you like an empty file or like just another statistic.
“Your rights, your health and your security matter to you. Protecting your rights, seeing you recover from your injuries and providing for your financial security matters to us.”
We think that it is obvious that hiring one of the best personal injury attorneys in
Southern California is not only beneficial to your personal injury case, it is vital if you hope to achieve the best possible outcome. If you live in Upland, Ontario, La Verne, Montclair, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Chino, Fontana, Bloomington or the surrounding areas of Southern California, you will find some of the best personal injury attorneys at the Attorney Injury Network.
If you have been injured in an accident, we know that you have questions and need a trusted and experienced personal injury attorney to answer your questions and provide you with a little guidance. The personal injury lawyers of the Attorney Injury Network are standing by to provide you with solid legal information and the many different options for your particular case.
Call us now at 1-800-935-8511 for a free, no obligation consultation. We won’t pressure you, we will just give you the information that you need to protect your rights.
A Brief Summary of the Personal Injury Settlement Process
After an accident, you will typically get immediate medical care for your serious injuries. However, sometimes between the shock of the accident and the adrenaline rush that occurs, you may not immediately recognize that you have been injured. You may later develop head, neck or back pain or other signs of injury. So, if you did not immediately seek medical attention, it is a good idea to get checked out by a doctor as soon as possible. This is especially true if you struck your head even if it was a little bump. Even the airbag in your vehicle can cause serious injury when it is deployed.
After receiving immediate medical treatment, you should contact one of the top-rated attorneys at the Attorney Injury Network by calling 1-800-935-8511 as soon as you are able. We will even come to your home or hospital to meet with you if you are unable to come to us. The sooner that you call, the sooner that we can get to work protecting your rights. It is a big advantage to your case if our investigators can examine the location of the accident, the vehicles involved or the conditions which contributed to the accident. We can document and preserve evidence that may be lost in the days and weeks following the accident. We will also make
contact with the involved insurance companies so that they know you have the toughest team personal injury attorneys in the Inland Empire on your side.
The initial demand to the insurance company is typically made after you have received the majority of your medical treatment and we have gathered sufficient evidence, records and documents to establish the value of your claim. Our personal injury experts will then prepare a detailed written demand in which we provide the facts and layout the supporting evidence to establish that their insured is liable (responsible) for your injuries. Our personal injury attorneys will also provide detailed medical billing records along with estimates and appraisals to establish your current damages. Finally, we examine and analyze your future needs both financially and medically. Your future needs are then added to the list of damages and incorporated into the demand. Finally, our personal injury lawyers must determine the value of your pain and suffering which is no easy task when the injuries you suffered were severe. In some cases, an additional amount may be added for what is known as punitive damages which is intended to punish the person or corporation responsible for your injuries.
The key to a successful demand is to make it high enough that there is some room to negotiate with the insurance company but not so high that it is rejected outright. Often, settlement can be achieved by agreeing to accept an amount just slightly less than your demand amount. In doing this, you still receive the settlement that you are entitled to while appearing to be reasonable with the insurance company. The technique used by our personal injury attorneys is tried and true and proven to increase the amount of the final settlement while achieving settlement faster in most cases.
It is not uncommon for an insurance company to play hardball in an attempt to reduce or deny your claim. They may challenge the itemized medical bills or they may reject the entire demand to pressure you into settling for less than what you deserve. However, we have a reputation with the major insurance companies for never settling for less than the full value of our clients’ claims. Because the insurance companies know that our personal injury lawyers are reasonable but won’t settle for less than you deserve, we often achieve higher settlement amounts and faster settlements than many other law firms.
If the insurance company denies your claim or refuses to settle for the full amount that you deserve, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit against them. This is always the last resort because our personal injury lawyers know that filing a lawsuit may not always be in the best interest of our clients. Lawsuits often involve additional costs including expert witnesses, accident recreationists and other expenses that erode the total amount of cash that you will ultimately put in your pocket. However, lawsuits or “litigation” is not something to be feared. If the insurance company will not settle for what you deserve, it is highly effective when used by one of our master personal injury experts. Litigation can cost an insurance company hundreds of thousands of dollars to defend a personal injury claim. The insurance companies do not care about their insured, they don’t have an axe to grind and they never fight a case in court because they are on the moral high ground. The insurance company is all about money and when faced with the additional expense of litigation when liability is reasonably clear, insurance companies will often agree to settle for near the original demand amount and sometimes more.
If the insurance company won’t settle after the lawsuit has been filed then it will be necessary for them to file an answer to the lawsuit. After the answer has been filed, the case will enter into the longest part of the litigation, the pre-trial law and motion and discovery phase. As the name suggests, during this phase, your personal injury attorney and the defense attorneys from the insurance company will face off in a series of pre-trial motion hearings. The purpose of which is to narrow the scope of the claim and may be used for procedural matters, to protect and preserve evidence and for a number of other reasons.
In addition to law and motion, this phase will be used for “discovery”. Discovery is the way both sides exchange information about your cases. It may include written questions known as interrogatories, requests for records and documents, requests for you to admit or deny certain facts, depositions and even independent medical examinations. Both sides are required to cooperate with the other and provide all requested information unless it is protected by some law or privilege.
At any point during the pre-trial phase, the parties may settle. It is common for insurance companies to agree to settle after we have presented all of the evidence during the discovery phase. The insurance company is not interested in going to trial so they are motivated to settle before the trial date approaches. However, if they do not settle, as the trial date approaches the parties will be required to attend mediation or a mandatory settlement conference. This is often the last chance to settle before trial and, it is common for litigation to settle at this point but it is not unheard of for the insurance company to make a settlement offer on the “steps of the courthouse.”
“Your case will go to trial only after every effort has been made to settle.”
Call today for a free consultation or for more information about settlements with insurance companies 1-800-935-8511.