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The Six Stages Involved in Making a Car Accident Claim

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Being involved in a car accident can be an overwhelming experience. If you have been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to file a car accident claim for compensation. Whether you were driving the car, a passenger in the car or a pedestrian hit by the car, if the accident was someone else’s fault, you have a right to be compensated for your pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost income.

There are six stages involved when making a car accident claim:

Getting Medical Treatment: It is vital to get medical treatment as soon as possible. The medical records will help you prove that your injuries were the result of the car accident. It will also help you in determining your compensation.

Hiring an Attorney: If you have been injured in a car accident, hire a personal injury attorney right away. Your attorney can help you with every aspect of the case. He or she will help you receive your rightful compensation and if required, file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court.

Making a Demand: Based on lost wages and current and future medical bills, your attorney will prepare a demand package and submit it to the insurance company.

Negotiating a Settlement: After the demand package is sent to the insurance company, your attorney will attempt to negotiate a favorable settlement with the insurance company.

Agreeing on a Settlement: Your attorney and the insurance company will attempt to come to common ground and reach an agreement.

Filing a Lawsuit: If the case does not settle, your attorney will file a lawsuit. Even though a lawsuit is filed, your case may not necessarily go to trial. It is common for settlement negotiations to continue between your attorney and the insurance company during the lawsuit.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, be sure to work with a car accident attorney. At Ganim Injury Lawyers, our car accident attorneys have years of experience in helping car accident victims receive their rightful compensation. We know how to win your case. Call 203-445-6542 or email george@ganiminjurylawyers.com.

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