Settling Car Accident Cases
If the insurance company agrees to a fair amount, settling car accident cases can be a good alternative to going to trial.
A skilled car accident lawyer from Skaug Law can help you make the decision that is best for your case.
With our help, you may be able to reach the best resolution possible in your case.
Options Available for a Car Accident Settlement
There are a few options for car accident settlements.
One is to settle quickly with the adjuster on your own.
If you were seriously injured, you will not get a fair recovery settling on your own with an auto insurance company.
The other option is to work with a car accident attorney who can help you get fair compensation.
Reasons to Settle Rather Than Go to Trial
At Skaug Law, the client always makes the decision on whether to go to trial or settle their case.
A lawyer can help you understand your options and make recommendations of what may be best but you make the final decision.
People often want to settle their cases simply because they are afraid to get on the witness stand.
Or, they might want to settle because the offer is fair.
Skaug Law prepares every case as though it is going to trial.
This can produce a very fair settlement offer.
Process for a Car Wreck Suit
The settlement process for a car accident begins when a person finishes treatment with their medical providers.
When the person finishes treatment, the attorney can gather all the medical records and assess the potential value of the case in a settlement and at trial.
An attorney will usually write to the doctor to learn if the patient’s injuries are permanent and how significantly they will affect them in the future.
Once the compensation assessment is made, the attorney can make a demand for high compensation.
The defense (the insurance company) will usually counter with a low offer.
Negotiations continue until the value of the case is reached.
If the injury attorney and the insurance company can come to a reasonable middle ground, they will settle. If not, the case goes to trial.
Meeting with An Attorney to Discuss Your Options
When a person comes to visit with a car accident attorney in Nampa, they should bring all the documents they have related to their accident and injuries.
This may include the police report, photographs of their damaged vehicle or injuries, their auto insurance company address, and anything they think may help the attorney assess their case.
The more they bring in, the easier it will be for an attorney to explain their legal options and how to proceed.
Talk to an Attorney About Settling Your Car Accident
Car accident attorneys at Skaug Law can help people to settle a car accident suit more favorably than if they try to settle it on their own.
Hiring a good attorney also takes the burden off your shoulders so you can focus on your physical recovery without worrying about dealing with insurance adjusters, legal loopholes, insurance doctors and paperwork.
Call us today for a free consultation to discuss your rights.