Filing a claim can be a daunting task and even feeling overwhelming when you are unfamiliar with how the claims process works. Unfortunately, most people are unfamiliar with the claims process as well, and insurance adjusters know this and are trained to use this to the insurance company’s advantage. Usually insurance adjusters start calling right after the collision to try to pressure people into taking small settlement offers before the injured person even knows the extent of their injuries.
Our goal at Premier Law Group is to be as transparent and up-front with people as possible, because our mission is to help people. Jason and the team here at PLG put together information to help you familiarize yourself with how the claims process works, how to find the right attorney to help you, and what you should do during your case.
How the Claims Process Works
There are many facets to how the claims process works, and as you are starting down this journey you may be having several questions:
“How much will my case be worth?”
Click the link above to find more information about how cases are evaluated and assigned a dollar value.
“What are the deadlines to file a claim?”
The only deadline for filing a claim is called the Statue of Limitations or SOL. This is a strict law that gives you a certain time frame in which to file a lawsuit for your injury. Click the link above to read more about how the SOL in Washington state works.
Our mission at PLG is to give our clients peace-of-mind while guiding them through each step of the legal process. Click the link above for more information on how cases work.
“How long does it take to settle?”
Each personal injury case is unique, and the length of time it takes to resolve a case varies. Click the link above to read more about how long your case may take to settle.
Hiring the Right Attorney
If you have suffered an injury or have property damages due to someone else’s negligence, the next step is finding the right attorney to help you get fairly compensated for your damages. However, you may be asking yourself “how do I know if I even have a case?” or “do I really need an attorney to settle my case?”, both of which are valid questions. Here are some resources to help guide you in the right direction.
“How do I know if I have a case?”
This is one of the most common questions people ask. If you are asking the same thing, click the link above to read more about how to know if you may have a case.
“Can I settle without an attorney?”
Yes, you can, but in many cases trying to handle your claim without an attorney may not be in your best interest. For information about the value of hiring an experienced attorney, or for information on how to settle a case without an attorney, click the link above.
During Your Case
Following an auto accident, we receive many questions from our clients on what they should do during their case. The time period when you are treating for your injuries, or after your treatment is finished but when you are still waiting for the claim to resolve, is a hard time filled with uncertainty. Here are two of the most common questions people ask us during their case:
“How do I pay my medical bills?”
Getting medical treatment following an accident can get very expensive fast. One of the biggest misconceptions is that the at fault party will pay your medical bills as the medical expenses accrue. Unfortunately, that is not the case, as you won’t receive a series of small checks to cover the costs of your bills. To find out how to pay for your medical bills click the link above.
“What mistakes should I avoid?”
To put it bluntly, there are an infinite amount of ways someone can damage the value of their claim. That being said, however, there are two big mistakes that can significantly impact your case. Click the link above to read more about them.
Do you still have questions?
At Premier Law Group, you will be able to speak with an experienced attorney, rather than only being funneled to an intake specialist or paralegal about your case. Our time-tested attorneys are here to help in any way we can and would be happy to speak with you for FREE, no strings attached. We will even tell you if you don’t need an attorney and give you advice on how to settle your own case. Give us a call anytime!