Imagine you were hurt in a car accident caused by someone else. You are injured, cannot work, you’re your medical bills are piling up. What do you do? Miami Car Accident Lawyers (Shamis & Gentile, P.A.) are here to help injury victims through their various injury claims. There are many variables to consider when deciding whether to pursue a personal injury claim or lawsuit. Furthermore, the amount of critical information and decision making at the beginning of a claim can make the entire process overwhelming. Shamis & Gentile, P.A., your Miami car accident lawyers explain the different between a personal injury claim and personal injury lawsuit.
Miami Car Accident Lawyers: Personal Injury Claim Vs. Personal Injury Lawsuit
A personal injury claim occurs before the initiation of a lawsuit. A personal injury claim is between you and the at-fault driver’s insurance company. The claim process involves a series of negotiations between you and that insurance company’s adjuster. These negotiations will hopefully result in a compromised settlement payment where both parties are satisfied. Even dealing with a personal injury claim it is important and extremely helpful to have counsel present to handle these lengthy negotiations.
A personal injury lawsuit is filed when a compromise cannot be reached. Usually this occurs when the claims adjuster denies fault, does not agree with the severity of the injuries, does not agree with the amount of medical bills incurred, or simply does not agree to compromise. When a compromise cannot be reached, the next step is filing a lawsuit. More often than not these claims adjusters play hardball and take the position that NOBODY is hurt in these situations.
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