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The Claim Process
Filing an Injury Claim After a Preventable Accident
After car accident or other preventable accident in which another individual is at fault, cases proceed through a series of steps as you seek your claim for compensation for damages. Each case has unique circumstances, degree of injury and other damages, including property and lost income. The more severe the injuries, the higher the claim will be. It is critical to have legal assistance from an Atlanta personal injury lawyer if you are hoping to make a claim that results in an amount that truly reflects the damages you or your family has suffered. At the Law Office of Neil Flit, the legal team takes your case seriously and immediately gets to work with the insurances companies involved.
The first step is to contact the firm by phone to discuss the case. Mr. Flit can then advise you what to expect in your case and will arrange an in-person meeting. This meeting can take place at the law offices, your home, or in the hospital or treatment center. At this meeting, the case will be discussed further, and the paperwork necessary in order to file your claim is signed. It is vital that you do not discuss your case with an insurance adjuster from the responsible party's insurance company without first getting legal representation from the firm. What you say while medicated or still in shock can actually be used to reduce your claim amount, and you should always have legal representation protecting your rights in such cases.
The claim or suit against the individual or corporation (or both) is filed. You receive a copy of this filing yourself. The process then moves onto the "discovery" process. This is when the information about the accident and injury is exchanged by the two sides in the case. There could be questions (interrogatories) or other testimony that is asked for during this section of the process. You may then be asked to be examined by a doctor from the "other side" which is a normal part of the process. The two sides then proceed to the negotiation process.The personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Neil Flit is relentlessly in seeking a fair settlement for the injuries and damages, and will fight on your behalf until a settlement amount is reached that you and the attorney from the firm agree to. You then receive your settlement check.
Contact an Atlanta personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Neil Flit if you have been injured in an accident in which another individual is at fault, and are seeking fair and full compensation for damages in the case.