How To Process Your Car Accident Claim Properly

INVESTIGATION

The firm you hired will investigates all aspects of the accident, and your damages. When possible, witness statements are taken, and reports are acquired. If necessary, experts are hired to prove the defendants was at fault. All necessary reports, records and bills are obtained to prove the nature and extent of the damages. Much of the information is gathered through the use of specialized forms sent to you, witnesses, and doctors. Check out what steps ensure your car accident claim is properly handled.

MEDICAL CARE

They will monitor your medical treatment, and if necessary will refer you to a medical provider near you, who will treat you on a lien basis if you do not have medical insurance. Once you are finished with medical treatment, firm will request that your doctor provide a narrative report that will assist us in negotiating and resolving your case.

COMMUNICATIONS

The firm communicates information while handling your case through secure email, fax, correspondence, and court pleadings and forms. Documents may be sent to you, insurance companies, witnesses, doctors, employers, Courts, or other persons or companies requiring information. We use high speed computers, laser printers, and state of the art equipment to increase productivity while keeping cost to a minimum.

NEGOTIATION

Most members of the firm are experts in all or certain aspects of processing your claim. The functions that are usually necessary to process a claim are: 1. Gathering information (investigators); 2. Negotiation (Lawyers) and, 3. Litigation (Trail Lawyers). Each member is extensively trained in the their area of expertise to obtain the best possible results for you in your case. A Legal Assistant is responsible for communications with you and solving all problems not requiring the intervention of a lawyer. Under the supervision of Mr. Fernandez, the Negotiator places a value on the claim, presents the claim to the insurance company, responds to defenses and settles the claim with your consent. Negotiations begin as soon as the you retain the firm and ends when the claim is completed.

LITIGATION

The firm has trial lawyers who experts in taking cases that do not settle to trial. The trial may be a bench or jury trial, arbitration or mediation. An arbitration is similar to a trial except a retired judge or lawyer decides the case. Mediation is the process of placing the claim before an independent retired judge or lawyer who helps to resolve the case without witnesses testifying. While very few cases are actually litigated, (most cases are settled) the trial lawyers and their support staff are specially trained to prepare the case for trial, arbitration or mediation.