Some people rely on their insurance company to handle their car accident claim. This is almost always a huge mistake, since insurance companies prioritize their profits over being fair to their customers. While the injury attorneys at Patterson Legal Group take great pride in handling all of your legal needs, it’s important to understand what goes into building a successful car accident claim.
Filing a lawsuit can be a lengthy and complicated process, and you may be unsure if you have a strong enough case to warrant legal action. Below are a few key factors to consider when determining whether or not you have the elements of a successful car accident claim after an auto accident.
Naturally, the staff at Patterson Legal Group and I feel that working with an experienced personal injury lawyer is essential. After all, most insurance companies have hundreds of attorneys working for them. Shouldn’t you have one on your side? Give us a call at any time, any day of the week at (888) 687-2400 to start your free consultation.
Four Factors Behind a Successful Car Accident Claim
There are many factors to consider when filing a claim with an insurance company. Here are the four most important elements.
One of the most important factors in any car accident case is determining who is at fault for the accident. If you can prove that the other driver was at fault then you may have a strong case for damages. However, if you were also partially at fault, that can complicate the situation and may affect the amount of compensation you are entitled to. That said, you will still be able to recover, even if a portion of fault is placed on you.
If you were injured in the accident, the severity of your injuries can impact the strength of your case. In general, the more serious your injuries, the stronger your case will be. Make sure to keep careful records of your medical treatment and expenses, as well as any time you’ve missed from work as a result of the accident.
The insurance policies of both you and the other driver(s) can also impact your case. Put simply, if the other party has insurance limits that are low, it can cap recovery available on your case. This is where having an attorney becomes so much more vital, as we can help you ensure your bills are handled and you get compensated for pain and suffering, even in situations that look hopeless. Likewise, make sure you have insurance. If you do not, some states do not allow you to recover a dime for pain and suffering.
The evidence you have to support your case can make a big difference in a successful car accident claim. This includes things like police reports, witness statements, and photos of the accident scene. The more evidence you have to back up your claim, the stronger your case will be.
Contact Patterson Legal Group
In conclusion, if you’re wondering whether you have the makings of a successful car accident claim after an accident then consider the factors above. By taking the time to gather evidence, get the treatment you need to get back to who you were before the accident, and by calling Patterson Legal Group right away, you can pursue the compensation you’re entitled to.
The trial attorneys at Patterson Legal Group have more than 75 years of combined experience successfully representing injury victims in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. In addition to a track record of winning outstanding settlements, our staff works hard to make sure that our clients are treated with compassion and respect. Additionally, our attorneys work on a “no win, no fee” basis, which means that you do not pay a dime unless money has been recovered on your behalf.
You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone at (888) 687-2400. You can also connect with us online through LiveChat or encrypted contact form. Contact us today and you’ll quickly discover why Patterson Legal Group is one of the most trusted personal injury law firms in the Midwest.