If you are unfortunate enough to have a personal injury as a result of a Pennsylvania auto accident, one of the options you have to resolve your auto accident claim is to pursue an auto accident settlement. However, negotiating with an insurance company can be extremely hard, frustrating, and confusing. Fortunately, Jeffrey Harlan Penneys offers you a great opportunity with his “No Win, No Fees” policy in hiring him as your Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyer for all Pennsylvania accident locations.
Auto Accident Settlement Attorney
If your case is complicated or involves a large settlement amount, you are well advised to hire an attorney to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.
Remember, if the insurance company tells you that you don’t need a car injury lawyer, YOU NEED A CAR INJURY LAWYER!
Auto insurance companies use many tricks to make your car accident compensation lower. One of the more popular ones is the amount of time they take to make you wait to receive any money. Companies are aware that people need the money from their auto accident compensation settlement to pay off medical bills and compensate for lost wages. They intend to make you jump through more hoops during the settlement process and by delaying their actions, they make you more and more desperate for money now and more likely to accept any settlement they offer. They will also attempt to cast any doubt they can on your claims if you do not have the adequate paperwork. Good auto accident attorneys are invaluable when these tactics are attempted in your auto accident compensation negotiations in Pennsylvania.
What Automobile Accident Attorneys Do
During an auto accident injury settlement, automobile accident attorneys will take care of gathering all the necessary information and submitting it to the insurance company on your behalf. I will more accurately determine the amount of pain and suffering damages you can ask for and also am aware of all the rules that are designed to protect your rights in your auto accident case. As an experienced car accident attorney, I may also know people in the insurance company you’re dealing with, increasing the odds of a painless settlement in your favor, as my reputation is being a hard negotiator in Philadelphia car accident settlements.
Finally, and most importantly, us attorneys have lots of experience with insurance negotiations. This experience lets me, as your automobile accident lawyer, negotiate harder than you would be able to on your own, and ensures that you will mostly likely get more money in your Pennsylvania auto accident settlement than you would if you negotiated for yourself. You’ve been through enough pain, without the going through the pain of negotiating as well.
Filing an Auto Accident Insurance Claim
Before you get to the settlement phase of any negotiation, you must first file an insurance claim after the auto accident. What you do in this step and how thorough you are with the information you collect will directly affect how much money you will be able to receive in your auto accident settlement.
First, immediately after a crash make sure you take pictures of the accident and the surrounding area. Keep these backed up and private as an ace up your sleeve for your automobile accident attorney to use in any negotiations with the insurance company. If you did not get a copy of the police report Jeffrey Penneys will get a copy of the police report and any tickets that assign blame for the crash. If you think you may have suffered a personal injury in any way make sure you visit the emergency room. Whether or not you seek care from a medical professional is how insurance companies determine if you were injured or not. If you do not seek care immediately they can make a case that the personal injury was caused by something other than the car crash.
If you need continuing treatment for any injuries sustained in the auto crash make sure that you keep copies of all of your medical records related to the auto accident. Also keep records of lost wages from missing work as well as money and time you spend traveling to and from medical facilities. Auto accident attorneys use all of this documentation during negotiations to determine the amount of car accident compensation in your auto accident settlement in Pennsylvania.
If your car was damaged in the crash, take it to a body shop that you trust and be sure to keep all records of what was repaired. Some insurance companies have certified body shops that you can take your car to so that in the event the repaired part fails you are covered. It is okay to take your car to a second shop to verify that all repairs were done correctly.
Car Accident Settlement Calculator
I wish it were as simple as having a car accident settlement calculator to determine car accident compensation, but the world just doesn’t work that way. Likewise, until I discuss the case with you, get the details and find out who your insurance company is, I cannot estimate car accident settlement amounts. Contact me to start the discussion process. If you have performed the steps above and kept thorough records of everything dealing with your car crash, your car injury lawyer will be in a much better position to negotiate your auto injury compensation with the insurance company.
Negotiating Auto Accident Compensation
Remember that an insurance settlement in a Pennsylvania car accident is really a negotiation between your attorney and the insurance company. They are deciding on the price that it will take to keep you from taking your case to court in for a car accident lawsuit. Negotiation strategies used in business, and even politics will be at work here, so if you are an inexperienced negotiator, you will want the best auto accident compensation attorney you can find.
Before meeting with the insurance company, the law firm of Jeffrey Penneys will determine a range that you think is acceptable to you to settle the car accident claim. Lets call it your “win number”. The insurance company will have made one of these too, and I can practically guarantee it will be lower than yours! My goal is to move the insurance adjuster’s win number and you get our clients large Pennsylvania auto accident compensation amounts. My clients deserve it!
Remember in automobile accident settlements we are essentially “selling to the insurance company your rights to take them to court” over the auto accident. Any information that your car injury lawyer can present that strengthens your case in the eyes of a jury and cause them to reward you more money will strengthen the bargaining position for settlement and cause the adjuster to up his offering price. Just the fact that you are hiring a car accident lawyer also strengthens your position considerably in their eyes. Not only is the auto lawyer more experienced at negotiations, hiring a automobile accident lawyer also sends a message that you are not afraid of taking the car accident case to trial if the settlement offer is not adequate.
No Win, No Fee Car Injury Lawyer
Remember, by hiring Jeffrey Penneys to either settle a car accident injury case or litigate any auto accident insurance claim I offer your services on the basis of “no win no fee”. This is also known as a conditional fee agreement. This is a great way to litigate auto accident claims because it lets you hire a quality lawyer and puts you on even footing with the insurance company without having to spend any money out of your pocket initially.
Call Jeffrey Harlan Penneys at 1-800-465-8795 (1-800-Injury-Law) to start down the road to put your life back in order.