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How Can an Attorney Help You With a Car Accident Claim?

How Can an Attorney Help You With a Car Accident Claim?

Shapiro Law Team December 9, 2021 Car Accidents

Get Help For Your Personal Injury

When you’ve suffered serious or traumatic injuries due to the negligence of others, your world is turned upside down. Though the cause of the accident may be obvious, a complete and thorough investigation may determine that you’re entitled to compensation. An experienced lawyer will listen to the factors surrounding your case and help you hold all parties accountable.

When an accident leaves you with stress, medical bills, and long-term injuries, contact a personal injury attorney to fight for you. Hiring professional representation is the best way to ensure your pain and suffering are taken seriously.

When Should I Call a Car Crash Lawyer?

When you’re navigating unfamiliar waters of litigation, you need an experienced attorney to keep your best interests in mind. A skillful personal injury lawyer will advise you according to the rules of your state and help you understand how negligence may have been a key component and cause of your accident.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious accident due to another’s negligence, contact the office of Shapiro Law Team. We’ve handled dozens of personal injury cases, and have secured substantial settlements for our clients.

What Can a Car Accident Attorney Do For You?

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in two car accidents or twenty, you should never handle a personal injury case alone. With Shapiro Law Team at your side, we’ll help you obtain fair compensation for medical expenses, physical therapy, personal damages, or lost wages.

We have the intellect and drive to obtain the evidence that supports your desire for justice and accountability. Secure the compensation you’re entitled to under Arizona law with professional legal counsel.

What type of evidence will be collected?

  • Lost wage documentation
  • Employment history
  • Medical bills and records
  • Witness statements
  • Police reports
  • Photographs

How will a personal injury law firm help me file a car accident claim?

Too often, victims of negligence take settlements that are far lower than the value of their claim. To prevent this from happening, we’ll review the specifics of the accident and discuss all of your options.
After a serious car crash, an attorney can help you in several ways:

Investigate contributing factors

  • Distracted drivers
  • Poor road conditions
  • Inadequate signage
  • Vehicle malfunction

Determine responsible parties

Deal with Third-Party Companies

  • Insurance adjusters
  • Debt collectors
  • Negotiators

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What’s the Timeline For a Car Accident Insurance Claim?

When it comes to accountability for personal injury, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Most personal injury cases will result in a settlement, which secures financial compensation for the client. This can take anywhere from weeks to months to finalize. On the other hand, going to trial may stretch the timeline up to years.

Process of Auto Accident Claims

Step One: File the claim
The first step of holding someone accountable for an accident is filing a claim against their insurance policy. You can do this online or over the phone. If you are unable or don’t have time, the attorneys at Shapiro Law Team are more than happy to assist.

Note: Filing a third-party insurance claim is different from a lawsuit and should be completed immediately following the accident.

Step Two: Cooperate strategically
The insurance company is obligated to follow up with an investigation. A timeline, which varies by state, is given to prevent the company from delaying or ignoring your claim.

Throughout the investigation, they’ll contact you for an official recount of the events. It’s in your best interest to have a car accident attorney from Shapiro Law Team to protect your best interests and your rights. Without representation, the insurance company may misconstrue your words and use them against you.

Step Three: Calculate damages
Insurance companies will never have your best interests in mind. To prevent them from creating incorrect and biased conclusions, your attorney will conduct an independent investigation. By doing so, you’ll secure copies of evidence and use it to support your claim.

Evidence collected includes, but is not limited to:

  • Police reports
  • Vehicle inspection
  • Documentation of malfunctioning components
  • Results from accident reconstruction experts
  • Medical injury reports from the crash (photos, x-rays, etc.)

Establishing your conclusions will challenge the discrepancies of the insurance company’s findings. This will help determine a base for legal negotiations.

Additional factors that go into calculating damages include:

  • Vehicle repair or replacement
  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Physical therapy

Step Four: Send Demand Letter
After acquiring all information, your lawyer will send a demand letter to the insurance company seeking compensation. Although they’re not obligated to respond, an experienced personal injury law firm will stop at nothing to help you.

Step Five: Approval or Denial
After an investigation, the insurance company will either approve or deny your claim. If denied, litigation will appeal and continue to pursue the compensation you’re entitled to.

If approved, your attorney will begin settlement negotiations with the opposing driver’s lawyer.

Step Six: Settlement Negotiations
Approval is not a victory. Oftentimes, insurance companies will low-ball a settlement amount. Luckily, the savvy attorneys at Shapiro Law Team are relentless and will negotiate until you receive equitable payment.

Trust David Shapiro Law for Your Car Accident Claim

Our attorneys are aggressive, persistent, and relentless. We’ll represent you to the best of our abilities and keep you updated throughout each process. When you’ve been injured by the reckless acts of another, you need someone who will fight on your behalf. Contact a trustworthy firm that will prioritize your needs and recover the settlement you need to move beyond the misfortune of this life-changing situation.

Let us be your champion. We’ll advocate on your behalf and keep your best interests at the forefront of everything we do. If you’re ready to receive compensation for your losses, contact Shapiro Law Team, the personal injury law firm. Call (480) 300-5405, request a free consultation, or stop by our Scottsdale office today.

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