After Your Car Accident: Insurance Companies 101, Part 2

In our previous article, we talked about dealing with insurance companies. Whether you’re thinking about your own insurance company, or the other driver’s, it can be a real hassle to think about all of the paperwork and phone calls that are involved with settling your car accident claim. In this second part of this series, we’d like to cover a few tips you can use if you’re in a car accident when it comes to dealing with the other driver’s insurance. Tip #1: Remember, the other driver doesn’t always report an accident – In a perfect world, the other driver […]

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After Your Car Accident: Insurance Companies 101, Part 1

After a car accident, your mind is filled with worry and trepidation about what you should do next. You know you need to get the medical attention you need, but you also know that at some point you’re going to have to talk with your insurance company. The accident wasn’t your fault, but your top fear is that you’ll have to defend your case against the other driver’s insurance company, or worse, against your own. Dealing with insurance companies doesn’t have to be a nightmare, but there are some things you should know before you dive right in. This series […]

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What is an Injury Demand Letter?

The final piece of information that is usually submitted with a car insurance personal injury claim is the injury demand letter. The letter is much different from an injury notification letter in that the notification letter simply notified the responsible party of your intentions to start a legal claim for your injuries. When this letter was sent, you might not have known much about your injuries or the extent of them, so that letter was probably quite simple. An injury demand letter is much more informative, and it might be the most important part of your claim. What’s Included in an […]

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What is an Injury Notification Letter?

You’ve just been in a car accident. You’re feeling nervous about what the future holds for your health and well-being, not to mention the damage that was done to your car. You know you weren’t at fault, and you’re quite sure you did everything right when the accident happened. Perhaps some of your friends and family members are encouraging you to write an injury notification letter as soon as possible, but you have no idea what that means. Should you write one immediately? What should it say, and to whom does it go? Injury notification letters are letters that are […]

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What’s the Difference Between Settling and Suing after a Car Accident?

After you have been the victim of a car accident, you have a few options available to you if you decide to hire an attorney to represent you. You can choose to settle your case with the insurance company if they offer to compensate you, or you can choose to sue them. Many victims don’t understand the difference between these two situations, and they’re not sure what the best choice is for their particular situation. This article can help you to understand the difference. Accepting a Settlement Many car accident victims falsely believe that if they choose to pursue a […]

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Who Should You Talk to after a Car Accident?

You’ve been in a car accident, and it’s normal that you feel a little shaken up. You want to cooperate with everyone, even the other driver (who was clearly at fault) and his insurance company. Still, you’re not sure what you should do, or who you should be talking to (or not talking to). This is very common after a car accident. People feel like they want to smooth everything over, so they’re very eager to be cooperative. Even so, there are some people you need to talk to, and some you absolutely should not be talking to after a […]

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How Attorneys Negotiate Car Accident Settlements

An experienced car accident attorney might negotiate several settlements during the course of a single year. If you’ve been in a car accident recently, it can be difficult for you to understand what your attorney is doing behind the scenes to get you the best possible settlement. This article will help to shed some light on the process of car accident settlements. Beginning the Settlement Process Most attorneys begin working on your settlement before they even contact an insurance adjuster. It all starts with talking to the victim and gathering the important information that will form the case. Police reports, […]

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Financial Loss after a Car Accident

For some people, being the victim of a car accident is such a traumatizing experience, they just want it all behind them. They aren’t interested in pursuing compensation, and they’re eager to just deal with the challenges they encounter along the way. For some, they’re trying to be nice and not cause the other driver any problems. For others, they don’t think they could really get anything out of the case, so they figure they should just let it go. Perhaps you’ve recently been in a car accident, and you’ve found yourself feeling the same way. The problem is that […]

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