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Milwaukee Car Accident Claim Process
After a car accident, it’s normal to be eager to rush through the injury claim process in the hopes of obtaining compensation. But doing so without any idea about what’s involved could lead to issues with your claim and your ability to collect benefits.
The team at the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg wants to do everything we can to ensure this doesn’t happen to you. We want you to be able to minimize the fallout from your collision. Below, we’ve highlighted some crucial information about the car accident claim process.
Hiring a Lawyer
Immediately after your accident, you will want to hire an attorney to represent you throughout the proceedings. This will help you avoid making yourself liable and allow you to hold the insurance company accountable for its responsibility to compensate you fully.
Dealing with the Insurance Company
You will want to let the insurance company know you have been involved in an accident and are interested in making a claim. Do not give a recorded statement regarding the accident; if the insurer requests one, direct the adjuster to your attorney instead.
The insurance company will have an adjuster contact you either by mail, phone, or online to begin the investigation of your case. The adjuster will first go over your policy to ensure your coverage protects you for the type of accident you were in.
Undergoing an Investigation
The car crash claim process can then go one of two ways. If the fault is relatively clear-cut for your case, the adjuster will request that you get an estimate from an auto shop for repairing any damages. Then, the insurer should send you compensation for the damage and any medical bills.
If the fault is not evident, though, an investigation will be conducted. This may involve talking to witnesses and reviewing evidence to reach a conclusion. If you were injured, the insurer may also get in touch with your medical care providers.
Approving or Denying a Settlement
After the investigation is complete, the insurance company should offer you a settlement. Should you feel it’s a reasonable amount, you will be able to collect the compensation.
However, if you feel your case is worth more, your attorney will negotiate on your behalf to reach a more satisfactory outcome. In some cases, we may even take the insurance company to court on your behalf.
Contact a Car Accident Lawyer
Understanding the car accident claim process is the first step toward recovering the compensation you deserve. Next, team up with an attorney to get started on your claim. Our team at the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg is here for you.
Give our firm a call directly at 414-271-7007 to set up an appointment to discuss the details of your case. You can also request more information from our team by filling out the online contact form at the bottom of the page.