19 Jul Preparing to Go to Court for a Car Accident Claim
If you’ve been seriously injured in a motor vehicle wreck, you are probably considering filing a personal injury claim to retrieve the damages this accident has caused you. If you’re pretty sure that someone else was responsible for your crash and is liable for your injuries and losses, you will need to find a way to prove it.
Proving a car wreck case is much easier said than done. Gathering evidence needed to prove your case in court would be almost impossible in your injured state. That’s why most victims have some legal support as they file their claims.
We’re here to help you in every way we can. Below, we discuss some things you can do to prepare your auto crash case for the possibility of going to court.
When Insurance Companies Refuse to Pay You
In most cases, it will be possible to negotiate fair compensation from the involved insurance companies without going to court. If they are refusing to give you the fair payout you deserve, however, that’s when it may become necessary to take your claim into the courtroom.
Insurance companies often play hardball because they don’t want to pay out on claims, but don’t be discouraged. This is a negotiating tactic they will use to try to get you to accept a lesser settlement amount. And they often cave in when they see the victim has gotten a lawyer involved.
Gathering Evidence to Win Your Case in Court
If you’ve never handled a car accident claim before, you’re likely overwhelmed by the process. Here are a few of the ways you can help your attorney win your case in court:
- Seek medical attention immediately after your accident, follow all medical advice, and don’t miss any doctor visits.
- File your claim as quickly as possible, as witnesses will lose their memories of the incident if you wait too long.
- Keep careful records of your medical injuries and all of your doctor visits.
- Keep careful records of all of the damages this accident has caused you.
- If you have any evidence that will help your case, make sure you tell your attorney about it.
All of the above will prepare you for the courtroom. Your attorney will also help you be fully prepared in the event that your car accident claim does have to go to court.
Need Help from a Sacramento Car Crash Lawyer?
Going to court can be intimidating, especially when you’ve been seriously hurt in a vehicle collision. The good news is that you don’t have to do this alone.
You need the compensation that will come from filing an injury claim, and you can set yourself up to receive the maximum possible amount by working with a car crash attorney.
Your accident has likely left you with medical bills, lost income, and other financial expenses. You’re also probably traumatized by your wreck. Contact Crowell Law Offices to schedule your free claim review and learn how we can help you win compensation for your damages. Dial 916-303-2800 or fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.