Most motor vehicle accident cases do not go to trial. Instead, they are resolved through settlement negotiations between the injured party and an insurance company. During this process, the individual who was harmed in the crash agrees not to pursue further legal action in exchange for an agreed-upon amount of money.
First We Calculate a Desired Settlement
Injury victims work with our lawyers to determine a settlement that is fair and reasonable. A settlement may include money for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Miscellaneous losses
Learn the Steps Toward a Personal Injury Settlement
These are three steps involved in the pursuit of a fair settlement:
- Settlement demand where our lawyers will demand a higher settlement amount from the insurance company.
- Settlement negotiation when the insurance company will respond with a settlement offer. We’ll negotiate from there.
- Settlement agreement when we come to an offer that meets your satisfaction. At this point, we’ll accept it and our client will sign an agreement not to sue or bring another claim in the future.
If a settlement can’t be reached after these steps, the alternative is to go to trial. But if we reach a settlement agreement, the insurer sends our attorneys a check and then we disburse the money to our client.
Click the above link to access our infographic that clearly and simply explains this process from start to finish. From calculating the value of your claim to collecting payment, this is what you can expect from a successful settlement negotiation.
Call to Discuss Your Case For Free
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Gary Bruce have over 25 years of experience helping car accident victims. Call 706-786-4352 today to discuss your case for free. We proudly serve nearby areas of Columbus and Ft Moore (formerly Ft Benning), Georgia, as well as Phenix City, Alabama.