Every personal injury case is unique, and the outcome of each one can vary
significantly. Whether you’re dealing with an insurance company
or a government entity, the process of resolving your claim can sometimes
be very quick or long and difficult.
Insurance companies are notorious for trying to settle cases quickly and
cheaply – offering pennies on the dollar for what your case is actually
worth. They may even use tactics like continuously demanding items you
cannot produce in order to stall negotiations or refusing to pay out in
order to pressure you into accepting their offer without consulting a
Once you obtain counsel, an experienced personal injury lawyer can produce
all of the relevant documents to the insurance company with a detailed
explanation of the theories of liability with analysis and justification
for any amount of money demanded. This will help make the process of negotiating
between the insurance company more efficient and effective. Typically,
a lawyer will not begin making a demand for money from an insurance company
until the full extent of the injuries and treatment needed is completely
known. Until then, it may not be in the client’s best interest to
settle the case. In other cases, the full extent of the injuries and treatment
may be known very early in the process and that may expedite obtaining
full value from the insurance company before the need to file a lawsuit
or go to trial.
Government entities have different rules when it comes to resolving claims
that involve them, which means that some cases may take years before they
reach a resolution through settlement or trial proceedings. In addition,
these types of defendants often require additional documentation from
claimants before any settlement discussions begin – so if you think
there might be a chance that your case could involve a government entity
then make sure you work with your counsel to obtain all information about
your case as early as possible in order to avoid delays down the line!
No matter who is responsible for causing harm in your situation –
whether it's another person, organization, or government entity -
understanding how personal injury law works will help ensure that justice
prevails while also protecting yourself financially during this challenging
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