As someone who has been involved in a car crash, your first thought may not be how much it will cost to get the care you need. You may go through surgeries or emergency medical treatments, though, and the bill will eventually come to you.
When you see it, you may suddenly realize how much this crash could affect your finances now and in the future. Additionally, depending on your injuries, you may have many expenses to deal with in the future.
When you go through a serious collision, it is a good idea to work with your attorney to seek fair compensation from the at-fault party. You have a few options for seeking compensation including:
- Filing an insurance claim against your car insurance policy
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver
- Filing an insurance claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance
Deciding which way you want to make a claim is the first step. If you decide that you want to file a personal injury lawsuit or file a claim against the other driver’s insurance, then remember that it’s smart to have a strong negotiator on your side. Though the insurance agent may feel empathy for your situation, their job is to save the company money. They may offer you a small settlement in the hope that you will take it, but doing so will limit your right to further compensation. You should never take a settlement that is unfair or less than you deserve.
Your attorney’s job is to represent you and help you get the compensation you need and deserve. They will work with you to fight for compensation.