When Does a Personal Injury Claim Become a Lawsuit?
After getting hurt or losing a loved one in an accident, filing a lawsuit may not be your first instinct. After all, your main priority is healing. However, you may quickly discover that insurance companies aren’t as eager to help you out as you may have hoped. In fact, they are notorious for doing the exact opposite — offering you as little payment as they can get away with.
When you meet this kind of resistance from the insurance company or at-fault party, that is when you should discuss the possibility of filing a personal injury lawsuit with your lawyer.
How to Handle an Insurance Dispute
Ideally, it’s best to talk your case over with an attorney before ever speaking with the insurance company. That way, you are less likely to run into an insurance dispute to being with. That being said, even if you have already filed a claim or been denied coverage, I would still be happy to evaluate your case — free of charge.
Once we meet to discuss your case, I can help you determine whether to file a claim or escalate your case to a full-blown lawsuit. From there on out, I will be with you every step of the way until your matter is resolved.