Auto accidents can result in many different injuries. In some cases, the injuries are severe, making it difficult for victims to move on with their lives after the crash.

As a victim of an auto accident, you may not know where to start when it comes to seeking compensation. You should be able to seek compensation from the party who caused the accident, and you can do so by filing a claim through their insurance. If they don’t have insurance, then a personal injury lawsuit could be the right option.

What can you expect after filing a claim for an injury?

When you file a claim, you’ll speak with insurance representatives and be sending them information. They may offer a settlement right away or after initial documentation about the incident.

It’s in your best interests to allow your attorney to speak with the insurance agency on your behalf. While you may believe you can handle this task on your own, you’re also dealing with lots of other issues. You may be going through physical therapy, staying the hospital for care or simply be adjusting to a new way of life thanks to your injury. You don’t necessarily want to add the additional stress of negotiating with an insurance company.

Your attorney will make sure that the documentation you submit is given to the insurance company and that the company isn’t offering you too little for your claim. If so, they will negotiate on your behalf and do their best to get you a settlement that is appropriate for your situation and needs. Our site has more on the steps you can take to get the best possible settlement.