What Can You Expect During a Personal Injury Claims Process?
Filing a personal injury claim can be scary and intimidating. Knowing what to expect removes some of the fears you might have and helps you focus on what’s most important: your health and recovery, and getting the compensation you deserve.
How can the Michael Jeffcoat Firm help you if you’ve been injured?
- We’ll review the facts of your case, answer questions, and explain your legal options – all free of charge in our initial consultation.
- We’ll treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve.
- We’ll visit with you where it’s most convenient, even if it’s in the hospital or at your home.
- We’ll provide services on a contingency basis, so you don’t need to worry about paying us unless and until you receive compensation for your accident. We get nothing unless we are successful in getting you the money you deserve.
How Can We Help You After an Accident?
Our goal is to take the stress and frustration out of filing a personal injury claim and to get you the compensation you deserve. One of the most important aspects of doing this is to identify all potentially liable parties in an accident.
The legal team at the Michael Jeffcoat Firm moves quickly to gather and preserve evidence. We can help you immediately following an accident and you can even contact us from the scene. We know how important it is to document and secure evidence and we have the resources needed to work on your behalf and make sure your case is handled as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Our investigation enables us to pinpoint all contributing factors to your accident. Often, there are “hidden issues” that contribute to an accident. This also means there might be more than one responsible party and multiple resources available to provide you with the compensation you deserve. When more than one party is at fault, it increases the amount of compensation available to an accident victim – we make sure none of the contributing factors in an accident is overlooked.
We also take the time to carefully estimate your total losses. There are many things that contribute to your losses, including medical bills, expected future medical bills, current and future lost wages, and loss of time and opportunity because of your injuries. We also factor in property damage and take care of issues related to vehicle damage appraisals, claims applications, and insurance company negotiations.
Negotiating Aggressively on Your Behalf
When you are injured in an accident, you need someone on your side negotiating aggressively to ensure you receive what you deserve.
Our team will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf and we will do all we can to get you the amount of money that reflects the extent of your losses. We’ll also do what we can to make the process easier on you. We want you to focus on your health and recovery, and getting back to the life you once had before the accident.
Often times, you will receive a settlement offer or multiple settlement offer from the insurance company. In these instances, we’ll give you our professional opinion about whether or not the offer is fair and whether you should accept it. Of course, you are always free to accept an offer when you are ready, but we want you to understand what you deserve and what the “norm” is in the industry.
Many of our cases and most personal injury cases are settled without trial. This is a good thing, but if the insurance company refuses to treat you fairly and with respect, our team is prepared to go to court on your behalf. We can help you get the settlement you deserve outside of court, but when necessary, we’ll fight for you in the courtroom.
Have you been injured in an accident in Lexington or Columbia, or anywhere throughout the Richland County area? We can help. Contact the Michael Jeffcoat Firm to schedule a free consultation.