If you’ve been in an auto accident and are ready to file a claim with your insurance or the other party’s insurance, you may have already gotten a glimpse of how complicated things can get. That’s because auto insurance companies have tremendous resources and are trained to do what they do best – which is to pay you as little as possible for your claim. You’ll be offered a settlement that’s low, and then a back-and-forth negotiation process will begin. If you’ve had significant damage to your vehicle or have been injured, you may need time off work and medical treatment. Hiring legal representation for a Seattle auto insurance claim makes sense because law firms like Gosanko & O’Halloran can get you through the legal maze smoothly to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
What an Auto Insurance Claim Entails
After you’re in an auto accident, if you believe you’ve been injured, seek medical attention immediately and keep records of the emergency room visit. Then, you should make a claim with the insurance company. When speaking with them, remember that they will do all that they can to gather evidence they need to deny or reduce compensation. Don’t sign anything permitting them to get your medical or personal records. You’ll first notify them of the claim in writing; then you will receive a “reservation of rights” letter that tells you the insurance company has received your claim but admits no liability yet. After you’ve had medical treatment, you’ll send a “demand letter” to the insurance company, outlining the costs of the claim. They’ll offer you a lower figure, but don’t settle for their first offer. Call an auto accident attorney like the Gosanko & O’Halloran firm in Seattle, Washington instead.
Schedule a Free Legal Consultation to Learn More Today
If you’ve been in an auto accident, schedule a free legal consultation with the Gosanko & O’Halloran law firm in Seattle, Washington to learn more today. Call 206-275-0700 and let our experts represent you.