How Dove Law Firm Can Help
Determining Fault and Liability
The first step in filing a car accident claim is to determine the cause of the crash. By determining the cause, you can identify the parties who may be liable for your damages. In most car accidents, a driver is responsible for causing the crash. Common reasons for Arizona car accidents include:
Impaired DUI drivers (drunk driving or drugged driving)
Driving while fatigued or drowsy
Speeding, reckless driving, and other traffic offenses
Road rage and aggressive driving
In the above examples, the negligent driver is the liable party. Traffic accidents can also be caused by defective automobile or truck parts or dangerous road conditions. In these cases, you might have an automobile manufacturer or a government entity as a liable party. Therefore, hiring a Pinal County car accident attorney who’s highly skilled in conducting thorough car accident investigations is in your best interest.
After determining the responsible party for causing the car crash, your attorney contacts their insurance provider to determine insurance coverage limits. Your attorney also notifies the company of your claim. Usually, the insurance company demands proof its insured was at fault in the accident. Therefore, it’s important to hire an experienced San Tan Valley accident attorney to investigate the crash and gather evidence to prove the other party caused the accident.
Continuing to Gather Evidence
Your attorney carefully monitors your recovery and works with your doctor to provide evidence of your injuries, including permanent injuries. The length of time for you to reach maximum medical improvement (MMI) often dictates how long it takes to settle your accident claim. MMI is the point additional medical treatment won’t result in improvement. Some accident victims fully recover from injuries, while others suffer permanent disability. You deserve compensation for any permanent impairment from the car accident.
You don’t want to settle your claim until you reach MMI. This ensures all damages are accounted for. Our San Tan Valley car accident attorneys don’t rush settlements. We know that rushing a settlement may result in less money for your claim. Therefore, we continue to gather evidence until your doctor indicates full recover or MMI.
Submitting a Settlement Demand
When you reach MMI, we prepare a comprehensive settlement demand packet that includes injury details and proof the other party caused the crash. The settlement demand includes a detailed accounting of how much compensation you’re entitled to receive for injuries, losses, and damages. We gather, organize, and attach all relevant documents to support your claim. In many cases, the insurance company denies a settlement demand, thereby forcing us to further negotiate. And if the insurance company refuses to negotiate in good faith, we file a law suit to make them act reasonably.
Call 877-369-3529 now to learn more about filing an accident claim.