The Process of Filing an Injury Claim
Accidental injuries can happen in an instant, though they can change your life for the foreseeable future. You might have a feeling that another person or party should be liable for your losses, though it can be difficult to know where to start when seeking compensation. You should never wait to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer in Fayetteville who can handle every step of the claim process.
Preparing Your Claim
First, an attorney will evaluate what happened in your accident to identify which parties might be liable for your losses. Then, it is important to accurately calculate your losses, which can include losses you already experienced, as well as losses you expect in the future. Such losses might include:
- Your existing medical bills
- The estimated costs of medical care you will need in the future for your injuries
- Lost income if you had to miss work because of your injuries
- Future lost earnings if you cannot return to your job
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent injuries and impairments
Once your losses are calculated, your attorney can prepare and file your insurance claim with the proper company or companies.
Insurance companies are looking to minimize payments to claimants, so they tend to make lowball offers from the start. The adjuster might challenge liability for the accident, the severity of your injuries, and more. It is critical to have a lawyer who knows how insurance companies work and who can present evidence to negotiate the full settlement you deserve. In some cases, it might even be necessary to file a lawsuit to obtain maximum compensation.
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers in Fayetteville Today
At the law firm of Overman & Overman, we handle a wide range of accident and injury claims. Call 770-626-5200 or contact us online for a free consultation and to learn how a Fayetteville personal injury attorney can help you.