After you have been involved in a personal injury accident in Irvine you will need help filing a road accident claim with the insurance company. This is where a good personal injury attorney in Irvine can be an invaluable help. The overall goal is a good accident claim settlement offer. An insurance settlement is the monetary compensation that someone who is involved in a personal injury accident receives from the insurance company. You might be wondering if this can be done with or without the help of an attorney. Firstly, it is important to understand that the insurance company wants to settle all outstanding claims as soon as possible and for the least amount possible. Therefore, it is imperative you are able to properly assess your situation to be able to make the best decision there is possible so that you can get the most out of your injury claim.
Of course, you can negotiate an insurance settlement offer on your own, but should you? As a general rule your first settlement offer will usually be quite low, and you will need to make sure that this settlement is in in your best interest. Some things to consider include the following:
* Does the settlement cover all of your expenses? (medical, lost property, loss of wages)
* Does the settlement also consider all reasonable future injury-related issues related to your accident?
* Does the settlement offer consider the issue of pain and suffering?
The recommended option is to hire an experienced and qualified professional attorney to help you with your accident claim. Jeff Dawson is well versed in California personal injury laws and is able to help and guide you through the whole process and get the most out of your claim. While it can be assumed that an injury attorney will have strategic negotiating skills needed to receive the best settlement possible, Jeff is a uniquely qualified lawyer. He has worked on the other side, as well – for the insurance firms, and knows how they think. The advantage of hiring Jeff is that he can give you the much needed peace of mind necessary in any accident claim. This becomes even more important if you have been involved in a significant accident that will require more time, knowledge and work which you alone may not have.