The truth behind the scenes of car accident compensation: settle or go to court?
Every once in a while when you go out there, you have bad luck, such as being accidentally hit by someone while driving. This kind of occurrence is sure to cause headaches and trouble. In addition to having to make a police report and take the car to be repaired, or in more serious cases, to be bruised yourself. In addition to this, most people worry about how to get compensation to pay for medical bills, car repairs and other expenses. Today, we will analyze the process of how to get compensation after a car accident.
There are two ways to get compensation after a car accident.
The first is a settlement.
The second is a jury trial.
First, let's look at the pros and cons of settling to get compensation.
Q: What are the benefits of settling? Why should I choose to settle?
A: Usually most people actually choose to settle to get compensation. This is because usually your compensation comes from the insurance company. The insurance company will prefer to settle privately so you don't have to go to a jury trial. This way, the insurance company does not have to pay for and spend time defending the case in a jury trial. The advantage of settling privately is that you, as the victim, do not have to wait for the law to make a decision. Sometimes it can take months to years for a case to come to a decision.
Q: What are the risks of settling?
Many Chinese in the United States believe that there is no harm in settling privately, after all, Chinese are afraid of getting into trouble and would rather have less trouble than more trouble. If you can handle it simply, you don't want to use a lawyer. But in fact, it is better to get a lawyer to help you get compensation for your car accident, and it doesn't require any effort or work on your part because the lawyer will take care of everything for you. An attorney will usually be able to help you get the higher settlement offered by the insurance company. After all, insurance companies want to pay nothing if they can, and if they do, the less they pay, the better. Statistics show that car accident victims who settle privately without an attorney often receive only 1 to 5 percent of the true settlement.
Next, let's look at the pros and cons of getting a jury trial.
Q: What do the benefits of a jury trial include?
A: Many people choose a jury trial because they are not satisfied with the settlement offered by the insurance company. This is because many times the insurance companies will try to fob you off. Then they try to find as many loopholes as possible to reduce the amount of money they need to pay. So a jury trial may allow you to get a larger settlement.
Q: What are the risks involved in a jury trial?
A: Jury trials come with certain risks. In addition to the long wait for the outcome of a jury trial, another major concern is losing a jury trial. Losing a jury trial means that you won't get any money.
So when you do decide to go to a jury trial, make sure you have a lawyer with years of experience and a reputation to help you with your case. Never get a firm to represent you in a miscellaneous case, such as divorce, criminal, immigration, etc., in addition to representing you in an outside injury. Choosing a reputable group of attorneys will also change the way the insurance company treats your case because they understand that an influential attorney is likely to change the outcome of the case and improve the chances of winning. So they will definitely take your case seriously.
Finally, the importance of an attorney in an accidental injury car accident case, 5 things an attorney can do for you right away.
Earlier it was mentioned that having a good group of lawyers can make the insurance company take your case seriously. So what else can an attorney do for you?
First, an attorney will also take full responsibility for your case and protect your claim rights.
Second, an attorney can help you process your medical bills and submit them to the correct insurance company for payment.
Third, the attorney will also be responsible for helping you fill out and file the No-Fault Insurance form. This form is limited to 30 days after the accident and if you do not file it within 30 days, the insurance company will not pay your medical bills. It is important to make sure that you fill out the form correctly; anything against you could cause the insurance company to deny you compensation, or worse, sabotage the claim lawsuit.
Fourth, a professional group of attorneys will ensure that all legal materials are submitted to the correct authorities within the statute of limitations. The attorney will make sure that all public materials are in your favor, talk to the police to make sure that the police report is in your favor, and talk to the insurance company to make sure that the initial statement is in your favor.
Fifth, the attorney will do everything possible to ensure that you receive the highest possible compensation.