Being involved in an accident with a reckless driver can be extremely frustrating, especially if you have been injured. Watching your medical bills mount with the knowledge that you would not have been in this situation if the other driver had simply just followed the rules of the road can lead to additional stress, which has been proven to have negative impacts on physical recovery. Fortunately, you may have a path towards financial recovery that will get you the money you deserve, not just the money that the insurance company wants to pay to you.
At Injury Trial Lawyers, APC, you will find that our team is ready to work with you as soon as you are, and willing to fight to get you the financial support that you not only need but that you deserve. This means dealing with direct negotiations with the insurance company before determining whether or not to file a full lawsuit, and if necessary, taking your case to trial in the San Diego Superior Courts to get justice. Our experience with personal injury lawsuits in San Diego will be a major asset to you and your case.
Contact us now for a free consultation, and read more about how reckless driving can lead to a personal injury lawsuit that gets you the money that you deserve, as well as some ways that we will calculate what you are owed.
Insurance Settlements After a Reckless Driving Accident
After you have been involved in a crash with a reckless driver, you will begin working with their insurance company so that they can investigate the entire situation, as well as to determine how much money to offer you as a settlement. It is important that you understand how an insurance company operates so that you are aware of your options. Insurance companies do not exist to pay victims everything that they deserve; instead, they work to limit their payments to pay as little as necessary to avoid any further legal action.
Instead of accepting their settlement offer, we will step in and begin negotiations on your behalf. If we are able to reach a fair agreement, then we will be able to avoid filing a lawsuit and not need to deal with a time-consuming and costly trial. In many cases, it is equally in the insurance company’s best interests to avoid a trial as well. If we are unable to reach a deal, we will then decide to move onto a full lawsuit.
Determining Damages After a Reckless Driving Accident
In order to facilitate a strong negotiation process and fight through a possible lawsuit, it is essential that we have a clear and reasonable understanding of the amount that we believe you deserve as damages. This requires going through each measurable cost that you have incurred, known as economic damages, to determine the actual monetary cost of the accident. While an insurance company would like you to believe that this is all you are owed, there are additional damages, known as “non-economic damages,” that additionally seek to compensate you for intangibles such as pain, suffering, anguish, and depression.
Non-economic damages are, by nature, difficult to calculate in terms of financial requirements. However, we typically work to understand these injuries and damages and work to determine the best way to maximize the return for our clients based on a variety of factors.
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The sooner we begin working together, the more time we will have to build a strong case and work through negotiations before we decide whether or not to seek your full damages through a lawsuit. It is never too early to start working with a San Diego car accident lawyer, and having an experienced partner through this process can be a major emotional relief for you as you focus on recovery.