Do You Need a Lawyer for an Auto Accident Insurance Claim?

Cartwright - November 19, 2019 - Car Accidents

If you have sustained injuries in a motor vehicle collision in or around San Francisco, and the accident was not your fault, you should have an experienced personal injury lawyer representing you when it comes time to file your claim. Insurance companies will do everything they can to try and limit your compensation, but an experienced attorney can combat those tactics by aggressively negotiating – and if necessary litigating – your case. 

The experienced San Francisco car accident lawyers at The Cartwright Law Firm, Inc. can help you pursue the damages you deserve. Call us today at (415) 433-0444 or contact us online to learn more about how we could assist you with your legal matter. 

 

The Insurance Company is Never on Your Side

Insurance companies are big businesses, and they are never on the car accident victim’s side. In fact, the business model of any insurance company is to keep as much of its insureds’ premiums in-house as possible. This money can then be distributed to the insurance company’s shareholders in the form of dividends. The insurance company, however, does not make any money by paying out personal injury claims and settlements arising from car accidents.  

Insurance companies, therefore, look for any excuse in the book to try and minimize your claim and limit the compensation to which you are entitled following a car accident. The insurance company, for example, might point to a preexisting medical condition to try and explain away your current symptoms, or it might look to degenerative findings on MRI’s and other imaging studies, to try and downplay the severity of your injuries. An experienced San Francisco car accident attorney could help you challenge the insurance company’s assessment of your case and fight for your right to much-deserved compensation. 

 

Steps to Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Filing a claim for personal injuries arising from a San Francisco car accident can be a long and tedious process. An experienced San Francisco car accident lawyer can help you throughout the process, with the end goal of obtaining the most compensation possible in your case. Specifically, an attorney could assist you with the following during the claims process:

  • Gathering all of your medical records and bills (along with any lost wage documentation)
  • Submitting a settlement demand package to the insurance company
  • Negotiating with the insurance company’s adjuster on your behalf
  • Pursuing litigation against the at-fault driver, in the event the insurance company is not willing to make a reasonable settlement offer in your case

An attorney could assist you with every step of the process and will work hard to help you pursue the monetary compensation you need for your injuries. 

 

Call a San Francisco Car Accident Lawyer Today

Let the experienced personal injury legal team at The Cartwright Law Firm help you with filing your claim or lawsuit today. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a San Francisco car accident lawyer, please call us at (415) 433-0444 or contact us online today. 

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