How can you get the best possible settlement for your personal injury claim?
Many people, each and every year, are the victims of personal injury accidents in Massachusetts. Frequently, these accidents are caused due to the negligence of an individual or company. Regardless of who caused the accident, if the injury victim desires to seek compensation, he or she, under Massachusetts law, may do so by filing a claim. The purpose of filing a claim is to obtain full and fair compensation for any and all damages that were caused due to the accident. But how can an individual ensure that he or she gets the best possible settlement for his or her claim? Here are some general guidelines on this very topic.
First, if the accident resulted in personal injuries, it is important to seek prompt and appropriate medical attention. For example, if you’re involved in a car accident, and at the scene, you were complaining of neck and back pain, it may be wise to take an ambulance to the hospital to get evaluated for your injuries. That way, the hospital personnel will record your complaints and ultimately produce medical records, which will contain documentation of your claimed injuries. Whether it be hospital treatment, orthopedic treatment, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, etc. if one is feeling pain from an accident, it is imperative to not delay in seeking effective and appropriate medical treatment.
The second way to ensure that you obtain a fair resolution for your claim is to not speak with any insurance companies following your accident. There’s a very strong probability that an insurance company will be calling you and or sending you forms to sign following your accident. The last thing you want to do is to communicate in any way, whether written or oral, with an insurance company. The reason for that is the insurance company is principally motivated to settle your case for the least amount of money as possible. One way in which they do that is to attempt to settle a case with the injured party before he or she is able to hire representation. Make sure to not have any contact whatsoever with an insurance company following your accident. You have no legal obligation to communicate with the insurance company.
The third way to ensure that you obtain a full and fair settlement for your claim is to hire an experienced, competent personal injury attorney. An attorney who handles personal injury cases will bring to bear years of experience that you can leverage so that you get the best possible settlement for your case. A personal injury lawyer in Boston would be experienced with handling car accident cases, construction accident cases, slips and falls, and any and all other accidents caused by negligence.
Once the insurance company sees that you’ve hired an attorney, your claim will immediately be taken much more seriously. That is because the insurance company will realize that the attorney will be able to secure, for you, a full and fair settlement. That means the insurance company must play fair. The last thing you want to do in this situation is represent yourself because the claims process, as well as the litigation process, is filled with traps for the unwary. While there are numerous and multiple other ways in which you can ensure that you get a full and fair settlement, the proceeding three factors can greatly propel you toward that ultimate goal.
If you have any further additional questions about personal injury law in Massachusetts, please contact today the Law Office of Christopher Earley by calling us at 617-338-7400. We would be happy to provide you a free complimentary case review to let you know whether or not we can assist you with your claim. Additionally, be sure to check out our series of consumer guides called The Truth Series, which contains within it a car accident book, a slip-and-fall book, a Workers’ Compensation book, a dog-bite book, as well as a book on how to hire the right lawyer for your case.