Last week we shared information about what is involved in a personal injury claim. Here is the second part. If you missed the first part, it wasposted on January 4th.

Once it is determined that The Spigener Law Firm will take on the case, the firm will take over in dealing with almost everything regarding the case. The accident victim will need to assist in coordinating their car repairs and continue their medical treatment for the injuries they sustained as a result of the car accident.

When the accident victim is discharged from medical care, The Spigener Law Firm will prepare and issue a settlement demand. Many personal injury cases are settled before they ever see the inside of a courtroom. An actual trial against the insurance company is rare.

Sometimes the settlement process takes time, but once a settlement is reached, the accident victim is compensated. Only then are attorney’s fees are deducted from the settlement amount. A personal injury case does not require a retainer; the case is taken on a contingency basis, which means that attorney fees are contingent upon the resolution of the case.

As a reminder, if there IS a lawsuit filed, it must be filed against the insurance company first. There are many expenses, both expected and unexpected, that accompany an accident or an injury. It is important that all expenses, both current and future, are accounted for in the settlement.

Should you have any questions about this process, please call our office.

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