What happens when it’s time to settle my case?
August 11, 2017
After all the important information is gathered and your health care providers determine that you’ve reached either “pre-injury condition” or “maximum recovery,” the settlement process can begin. A demand letter may be used to present the facts of the accident, your injuries, and how the accident has impacted your life to the at-fault insurance company. It will also request a monetary amount to settle the case. The majority of our claims settle at this stage. If, the insurance company refuses to compensate you fairly, a lawsuit may then be filed. This is done only with your approval and after discussing it with your legal team.
There are many important factors in determining what a case is worth, including our experience level as attorneys, and information about what juries and arbitrators tend to award in cases similar to yours. We regularly receive and review information that keeps us informed of case results. This allows us to advise you of the risks and benefits of accepting a settlement or pursuing your claim in a lawsuit.