This is the next post in our series on the handling of stop sign or intersection accidents in Austin, Texas. Our last article discussed how comparative fault impacts intersection accidents. It is important to understand that you may be able to recover for your injuries even if you were partially to blame for the accident. This is just one reason why it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. In this article we will address another important topic – dealing with insurance adjusters after such an accident. It is suggested that you have a representative assist you in dealing with insurers. Contact our office today to speak with a lawyer.
Once you retain an attorney then your counsel will inform the insurance company of the representation. The insurer will then deal with your counsel directly. Once your damages can be reasonably ascertained then a “demand for payment” will be sent to the insurer. This demand will include monies for past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, as well as compensation for your pain and suffering. There will then be negotiation back and forth between your attorney and the insurance adjuster. Sometimes matters can be resolved relatively quickly but, the more complicated the case, then the more likely it is that such negotiations will take a substantial amount of time. If a reasonable settlement cannot be reached then it will be necessary to file a lawsuit with the Court.
It is important that you quickly retain counsel and do not deal directly with the insurance adjusters. It is not uncommon for adjusters to attempt to lure victims into a “low ball” settlement which does not provide a victim with the full amount of compensation which they deserve. By retaining an experienced representative you help avoid the risk of the case settling for an amount that does not cover your future financial losses or medical bills.
Contact our Austin injury attorneys today if you have been involved in a stop sign or intersection accident. Our firm prides itself on providing a high level of service while having the resources necessary to deal with the largest of defendants. We will quickly respond to your emails and will promptly return your phone calls. We are ready to assist you.
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