1. Personal injury lawyers throughout the US tell us the types of cases they specialize in.
2. Claimants (like you) submit their case details. The closest attorney, who accepts your claim type, is immediately notified.
3. Your Accident.com lawyer reaches out immediately to discuss your case or schedule a free consultation.
Hiring a lawyer is an important decision if you have large medical bills, lost wages, or were injured due to negligence.
Accident.com connects you to a lawyer that makes sure you get paid everything you are entitled to. Your lawyer files your claim for you and then negotiates the amount of your settlement.
If the insurance company is believed to be acting in bad faith, your lawyer can request a trial and sue for a higher settlement.
Your lawyer will:
1) Request medical records for you.
2) Review police reports and medical charts.
3) Communicate back and forth with your insurance adjuster.
Accident.com lawyers do the heavy lifting, so you don’t have to.
People who hire attorneys statistically receive more money in their injury settlement. Even after paying the lawyer's contingency fee, people still walk away with more money than they probably would have received without an attorney.
You do not have to pay your attorney unless you win. When you win, your lawyer is paid a percentage of your final settlement.
This means the better you do, the better your lawyer does. It’s a win-win.
Bankruptcy, divorce, criminal charges, etc, can all affect your injury case. Your personal injury lawyer is familiar with different areas of law and can work with other attorneys if needed. Your Accident.com lawyer will work with your other lawyer (from other practice areas) to reach a solution in your best interest. A personal injury lawyer can also handle the insurance company's lawyers if your case goes past negotiations.
According to Washington state law, you're required to report any accident that involves injuries, criminal activity or more than $700 in property damage. However, Washington accident lawyers recommend that you call the police for any accident that involves anything more than minor damage. Even if an accident consists of a bit of scraped paint but one party wants to escalate, calling the police is a good idea. They can file an official police report that can help when you need to file a claim. A word of note: Law enforcement usually doesn't handle accidents on private property unless there are injuries.
Yes. Your body triggers a lot of defenses during stressful times. A car accident can cause you to release so much adrenaline as part of the fight or flight response that it's possible that you could be injured and not feel it in the moment. In other cases, some conditions may not reveal themselves immediately and could take days or weeks for symptoms to manifest. Therefore, if you're involved in a car accident on Washington roads or highways, you should get immediate medical help to make sure you're okay.
Washington state gives drivers three years to file an auto accident claim. After this deadline, you can't file a suit. Be sure to file early to give yourself every advantage in the case. Seek the help of Washington state car accident lawyers to make the process of filing easier.
For the Accident.com founders, that question was: “Why is getting paid by insurance companies such a frustrating experience?" Frustrating is an understatement. Navigating the world of insurance is confusing, stressful and a step backward in time (hello, call centers). Even when they know they are covered, people know insurance companies make more money if they pay you less.
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