One of our goals is to make our process as easy as possible for you. After you sign up, we will immediately act to preserve evidence and protect your interests from any insurance companies that may be involved.
Immediately after you sign up with us, we will contact all parties and insurance companies to tell them that we represent you and that they must now talk to us instead of you. They will not be allowed to contact you directly and you will therefore be protected from their attempts to obtain recorded statements or obtain irrelevant private information about you and your medical history.
We will also immediately take any steps necessary to preserve evidence in your case from important key witnesses. Doing this early is very important because witnesses may forget significant facts, move or pass away. Obtaining and preserving evidence early can be the difference between a successful and unsuccessful result in a case.
Once the facts of the accident and the nature and extent of your injuries and future damages are thoroughly known to us, we will typically put together what is called a “settlement demand package” and present it to the at-fault party’s insurance company. A settlement demand package is an extensive summary of the evidence of your case and your injuries and damages. It includes a summary of the facts of the accident, an analysis of the applicable law, a summary of all past and future out of pocket losses you have incurred, and an analysis of all past and future damages for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, and disfigurement.
Our analysis will be supported by important exhibits including relevant medical records, medical bills, witness statements, and expert opinions. The conclusion of the demand package is an offer for settlement for an amount that you and your attorneys will have agreed to in advance based on the factors in your case. A thoroughly prepared demand package is the best way to avoid litigation. In fact, many of our cases settle at this stage, before a lawsuit is ever filed. For those cases where it is necessary to file suit in order to obtain a positive result for our clients, the next step is to file a lawsuit.