How to Settle a Car Accident Claim without a Lawyer Completing a car accident claim requires several steps, and you may choose to handle them on your own.

There is no single blueprint for how to settle a car accident claim without a lawyer. That said, in order to complete your claim, you may need to:

  • Determine the value of your losses
  • Communicate with insurance companies
  • Craft formal paperwork, such as a demand letter
  • Oversee settlement negotiations

There may be additional elements to completing a Fort Lauderdale car accident claim that you will need to complete on your own. Note that you can choose to hire a lawyer to complete your claim.

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The Possible Advantages of Hiring a Lawyer for Your Claim

You may not fully realize how to settle a car accident claim without a lawyer. Once you understand what it takes to complete a claim, you may choose to hire a lawyer for what may be a complicated, time-consuming process.

The following are reasons why you may choose to hire a lawyer.

You May Be Injured

Car accidents can cause injuries such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Mayo Clinic explains that symptoms of such an injury can include cognitive problems that may make it difficult or painful for you to handle your insurance claim on your own.

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You May Have Limited Time

Being in a car accident does not put the rest of your life on pause. You may have professional responsibilities (whether you are able to work or not), family obligations, and other duties that consume your time. You may choose a lawyer because you are not prepared to dedicate additional time and effort to the insurance process.

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A Lawyer May Have a Unique Perspective

If you are not familiar with the process of completing a car accident claim, then you may not be willing to handle the process on your own. You may decide that aspects of your claim, such as settlement negotiations, are something that you would prefer a lawyer to handle on your behalf.

You May Deserve Fair Compensation from Your Accident

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) explains that the total societal cost of motor vehicle accidents in a single year can be as much as $836 billion. You may be affected by the cost of motor vehicle accidents on a personal level, and you may deserve a significant amount of compensation because of your accident.

Your losses will determine how much compensation you deserve. Some of the costs that an insurance policy may cover are:

  • Medical costs
  • Property damage
  • Lost income

Every insurance policy requires careful examination. A lawyer will review your policy, the coverage provided by other drivers’ policies, and the general circumstances of your accident. They will complete your claim and be prepared to take additional steps—such as filing a lawsuit—if your claim does not result in your target outcome.

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The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can complete your car accident insurance claim on your behalf. Call our legal team today at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation.

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