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“Accidents happen.” It is a common phrase, and it is one that we hear all too often. While it is true, it also only tells part of the story: Accidents happen because people can be negligent. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you do not have to live with the consequences. You deserve to be compensated, and a Tallahassee accident lawyer at Searcy Denney can help you recover just compensation for your injury-related losses.
When you choose our firm to handle your accident claim in Tallahassee, our lawyers and professional staff members will handle the entire process for you. But, you will need to remain involved, and it will be important for you to have a clear understanding of what you can expect during your claim. We will explain everything you need to know during your free initial consultation, but we encourage you to read this overview to learn a little bit about what you can expect along the way.
In order to determine whether you have a claim worth pursuing, your attorney will need to conduct a thorough investigation. The nature of your accident (i.e. whether you were hit by another driver or injured by a defective product) will determine what investigative steps are necessary. Your attorney will also need to gain a comprehensive understanding of the extent and long-term effects of your injuries in order to assess how much you may be entitled to recover.
Next, your attorney will initiate a claim with the appropriate insurance company (or companies). Your attorney will deal directly with the claims adjusters on your behalf, and he or she will present evidence, dispute the adjusters’ allegations, and take the other steps necessary to prove your claim.
Most accident claims are resolved through insurance settlements. Once all of the facts are on the table, your attorney will negotiate for a settlement that provides full compensation for your injury-related losses. This includes not only financial losses such as medical expenses and lost wages, but also pain, suffering, emotional trauma and other forms of non-financial harm.
When your Tallahassee accident lawyer receives a settlement offer, he or she will arrange to meet with you to go over the details. Your attorney will explain exactly how much you will take home if you accept, and you will decide whether to accept or keep fighting for more.
If you do not receive a satisfactory settlement offer, then your personal injury attorney will take your case to trial. Accident claims can still settle at this stage, and many of them do. However, if it is necessary to take your case to verdict, your attorney will present the evidence in court and fight to win the compensation you deserve.
Have you been seriously injured in an accident in Tallahassee? If so, we encourage you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation about your legal rights. To speak with an accident lawyer at Searcy Denney in confidence, call 888-549-7011 or inquire online today.