After a crash, it’s time to go through the car accident claim process. Unfortunately, many questions accompany this process, and it can be confusing when you’re unsure what to do next. From the moment you report the accident, you start the process and experience some of the obstacles that come with it.
Our Atlanta car accident attorneys want to make this process as easy as possible for you, so we work hard to explain what you should expect when filing a claim and how to best protect your rights.
AFTER YOU FILE
After you file, you will have several conversations with insurance adjusters who want statements regarding the accident. Ensure you have a lawyer present to help you answer any questions as insurance adjusters often use this time to take advantage of you and any statements you make.
Insurance adjusters may offer you a settlement. This settlement is often less valuable than you need, and you can choose to accept or decline it.
THE INSURANCE COMPANY’S DECISION
If insurance adjusters agree that you are eligible for compensation, they will offer a settlement. You can discuss their offer with your legal team to determine if it is sufficient enough for your damages. If not, you can seek more or potentially plan to go to trial.
In some cases, insurance companies deny claims completely. They use one of their many tactics to remove themselves from any liability and deny you compensation. You want to have a lawyer if this happens as you can appeal the decision or take the insurance company to court.
GOING TO TRIAL
If your case goes to trial, your legal team can present evidence to a jury. It’s this jury that will help make the decision regarding fault and liability. While few car accident cases go to trial, it’s vital to have legal counsel. A lawyer can provide peace of mind during a complex experience while also working to maximize compensation.
At The Kalka Law Group – Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys, your rights come first. We go above and beyond to safeguard your ability to pursue compensation. We leave no stone unturned as we seek all evidence needed to maximize your recovery and help you move forward after such a devastating experience.