A personal injury claim involves a tort – a civil (non-criminal) “wrong” that occurs when someone causes harm or loss to another person, either deliberately or carelessly.
The process of filing an insurance claim for a serious injury can be time-consuming and stressful. Insurance companies set up a complicated procedure to overwhelm the victim with paperwork, phone calls, pressure and deadlines.
People who have been seriously injured or who have lost a loved one due to negligence of others are often overwhelmed. What many don’t realize is that insurance companies try to negotiate the lowest possible settlement as quickly as they can. Injured victims are often persuaded to sign a settlement agreement that benefits the insurance company – not the victim.
“The most important thing you can do to prepare for any injury claim is to take care of yourself” – Attorney Tom D’Amore
Get the proper and recommended treatment for your injuries, and follow the advice of your physicians. If you think you need help with your personal injury claim, D’Amore Law Group offers a free consultation. In order to best maximize your time with an attorney, gather relevant documents such as accident reports, photographs, insurance policies, and information about who caused the injury.
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