Many car accident claims can be settled outside of court. This leads to some people thinking that insurance claims are a negotiation process and that the law doesn’t apply. This can lead to lower compensation and lost claims. The insurance company will know that you have weaker negotiating positions if you don’t have a strong legal case in a car accident case. Understanding the law is crucial to a successful claim.
Other than the basic issues of who was at fault for a car accident, and how much damage or injuries it caused, there are many legal issues that can affect your case and compensation. If a claim is not filed within the prescribed time limit for that type of claim, and for that state, it can be dismissed. It is difficult to decide where a claim should go. This depends on the circumstances of the case, such as the location and the extent of the damage. The deadlines, process and amount of compensation will all be affected by where you file a claim for a car accident. For example, Delaware’s comparative negligence rule means that victims will have their compensation reduced if they are at fault for the accident. They will also not be able to recover any damages if they are more 50% responsible. These issues will be considered by a personal injury lawyer to maximize compensation and improve the victim’s claim.
Talking to a lawyer is a great way to get your questions answered.
A good lawyer will give you a free consultation to discuss your case. This can be done either over the phone or in person. They will listen and tell you if you would benefit from having a lawyer represent you. They will explain what they can do for you, and how much they get paid. Most car accident lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning that they are paid no-win-no fee. Their fees will be deducted from any settlement or compensation you receive.
The initial conversation should not cost anything and you don’t have to commit to hiring an attorney. This is your chance to determine if you require a lawyer following a car accident. It will also help you understand how your case will be handled and if the lawyer is right for you.