In all personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents, you are entitled to recover general damages for your pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, permanent disfigurement, scarring, loss of opportunity to enjoy life, interference with the husband/wife/parent/child relationship, wrongful death, loss of services, dismemberment and any other type of general damage relating to injury. You are also entitled to recover special damages, including past, present and future medical bills, wage loss, loss of earnings potential and other out-of-pocket expenses.
It is your attorney’s obligation to properly prepare your case and estimate the amount of damages. This usually takes place after your medical condition is stabilized, meaning you will not get any better or worse. At this point, the attorney will put together a settlement demand package to send to the at-fault party’s insurance company. From that point forward, negotiation will take place.
Many times an insurance company will not pay you what you deserve. If your case does not settle in a reasonable period of time, your attorney will file suit and prepare to trial. Insurance companies know which attorneys take cases to trial and which attorneys settle cases. The attorneys who proceed and prepare a case as though it shall proceed to trial will likely recover more money for you than a settlement lawyer. Your attorney should be goal orientated to maximize your RECOVERY.
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