Include all relevant damages in your claim.
You might be surprised to learn the types of damages you can claim after an accident. Did you know, for example, that you can receive compensation for the cost of psychological counseling if you are left with mental trauma? Your personal injury attorney can give you advice that’s detailed to your specific case, but damage claims include a broad range:
- All medical treatments for accident-related injuries
- Hiring an at-home nurse
- Therapy and rehab programs for injury recovery
- Pain and suffering caused by accident-related injuries
- Loss of income or ability to work
- Vehicle damage or replacement
- Loss of consortium
Remember: Settlements are a marathon, not a sprint.
We know that you need money to pay your medical bills, and that you want to settle your claim as quickly as possible. Insurance adjusters know that, too. They are more than happy to settle your case quickly because that usually means a lower settlement amount for the insurance company. They may take advantage of your needs by offering a low initial settlement. Though you may feel pressure to accept, a quick process isn’t worth being left with unpaid bills and property damage.
Once your signature is on settlement papers, you don’t get a do-over. When you have one chance to get the compensation you deserve, it’s worth hiring a personal injury lawyer to make that one chance count. Your attorney will patiently continue negotiations until you reach an agreeable settlement, or will take your case to court if negotiations fail. If you are in the middle of a personal injury claim and find yourself getting frustrated with the timeline, ask your attorney to explain the process to you.
If you have questions or want to get a free consultation, call Taylor King today. We’re ready to run this race with you.