When you’re hurt in a serious accident, your personal injury settlement should cover all your needs. But, you may be unsure whether you’re really asking for enough. Thousands of dollars may sound like a lot of money, but you may need more for more severe injuries.
Unfortunately, it’s easy to lose track of those losses and settle for less than your injuries are worth. You need to know how to increase your personal injury settlement before you agree to the insurance company’s first offer. Insurers are trying to protect their profits, not your safety. Continue reading to learn more.
Calculate Your Personal Injury Claim’s Value
What if the at-fault party or insurance company is paying less than you think you deserve? You don’t have to accept that settlement offer, but you may need to calculate your claim’s value with a lawyer’s help. That compensation should include every way your life has been impacted by the accident.
These losses caused by the accident can be financial or mental and emotional. Your economic damages should cover all the expenses that accrue when you’re hurt, such as medical bills and property damage.
Don’t forget your non-economic damages, too. These damages cover the emotional and mental toll of an injury, such as pain and loss of enjoyment of life. If you’re not sure whether these losses are covered in your settlement, reach out for a personal injury attorney for help calculating your claim’s worth.
Writing a Demand Letter
Once you know what your personal injury claim is worth, you may know already that the insurance company isn’t offering enough for the losses you’ve suffered. When this happens, you may need your personal injury lawyer to help you write a demand letter for your losses. This letter states what your claim is actually worth, with details and evidence supporting that claim.
Once your lawyer sends that letter to the insurance company, they have a chance to decide whether to accept the demand letter and make a new settlement offer. If not, you and your injury lawyer can take your claim to court and seek compensation for your losses.
Talk to a Lawyer about Increasing Your Personal Injury Settlement
When you’ve been injured by someone else’s actions, it’s not easy to get over the losses you’ve suffered. It’s worse when you’re unable to get the compensation you’re due because of someone else’s carelessness. Lucky for you, your attorney knows how to increase your personal injury settlement and help you recover from your losses.
If you’ve been injured and you’re worried your personal injury settlement isn’t enough, talk to the lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP for help. If you’re injured and struggling to get fairly compensated, reach out for guidance through a free consultation. Talk to your lawyer by calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or by filling out the online contact form below.