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Car Accident Settlement Process

After seeking medical attention, the next step in the car accident process is to consult with an experienced lawyer regarding protecting your right to compensation. You should not have to incur out of pocket expenses suffered due to the negligence of another individual. At the injury firm of Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, we will investigate your claim and guide you through the entire settlement and/or litigation process.

Time is of the essence in car accident claims. If you have been hurt due to the mistakes or inattentiveness of another driver, allow us to help. Contact our Stamford or Bridgeport law offices to learn more about your rights.

The Steps Of The Settlement Process

In a car accident insurance claim, there are many steps involved. The very first part begins with investigating the scene of the accident to uncover all evidence that could strengthen your claims. This includes interviewing witnesses, obtaining security videos and visiting the scene of the accident. The next step is determining how much the total cost of all medical bills, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages will be. After that, we can develop a demand package to present to the insurance company.

If this process is not followed, an insurance company will undoubtedly make you a lowball settlement offer to protect its financial interests, not your own. Do not accept any offer from an insurance company without consulting a skilled lawyer.

After a demand package is presented, negotiations will take place to get you the compensation you deserve. If the insurance company is unwilling to be reasonable, we are fully prepared to take them to court to present your car accident claims in front of a jury.

Some examples of our settlements include:

  • $9,000,000 recovery for a rear-end collision causing seat back failure resulting in partial paralysis of the driver
  • $2,500,000 treble (triple) damages for injuries caused by an intoxicated driver
  • $1,500,000 recovery for a head-on collision caused by a 17-year-old driver losing control on black ice, causing the wrongful death of 14-year-old passenger

How To Calculate The Damages In An Auto Insurance Settlement

Calculating a personal injury claim can be quite difficult and varies for each individual case. The basics consist of adding up all expenses, including property damage and repairs as well as medical bills. Your expenses will also include any lost wages you suffered from missing work due to your injury and a loss of earning capacity in the future.

On top of these, you are entitled to recover for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, scarring and any disability you suffer from your injuries. If a loved one dies, we will institute a wrongful death claim to compensate the Estate for this loss.

At our firm, we provide a free consultation to review the factors that affect the value and strength of your claims.

Find Out What Your Claim Is Worth In Connecticut

Our lawyers at Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, calculate the value of clients' claims all the time. We know what to look for in each case and can give you an upfront, honest answer to your questions. Contact our attorneys to learn more about your case by calling 866-554-1709.