Pierce County Car Accident Lawyer 

Nobody plans to be in a car accident, but statistics show that over 100,000 crashes happen on Washington State roads every year. If you’ve been the victim of a crash, we urge you to reach out to a Pierce County car accident lawyer for assistance with a claim.

We always offer free case evaluations, and we’ll only collect a fee if we’re able to win you a settlement. The first step is to reach out and call us to schedule your free evaluation.

Handling Calls to and from Insurance Companies

After you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may be wondering what steps to take, and in what order. In many instances, you may be dealing with your insurance company as well as the other driver’s. It’s also not uncommon to have your claim routed to other agents and before you know it, your phone is ringing off the hook.

Here are a few things to remember:

  • While you need to notify your insurance company of the accident, be very judicious what you say. Stick to simple, basic facts necessary to initiate your claim.
  • Remember, everything you share with insurance adjustors can be used against you to minimize the value of your claim.
  • Do not agree to provide a recorded statement to the other driver’s insurance company. There’s no benefit to you, and it could hamper your ability to collect a fair settlement.

We highly recommend you involve one of our skilled personal injury attorneys early in the process. Allow us to intervene on your behalf.

The Advantages of Using a Lawyer for Your Claim

There are several advantages to having a lawyer handle your car accident claim.

Some of the services we provide include:

  • Gathering evidence – medical statements, witness testimony, police reports
  • Dealing directly with insurance adjustors and other attorneys to negotiate your settlement
  • Making sure the claims process gets completed correctly, fairly, and on time
  • Preparing to take your case to trial before a jury or judge, in case we can’t arrive at a fair settlement

Our family-owned firm strives to treat every client as family. This means we’re willing to meet you at your house or hospital if you can’t make it to the office. We are always happy to take your calls and answer all your questions. At every stage of your case, we’ll inform you of your legal options and explain them in plain language you can understand.

How Long Will it Take to Receive my Settlement?

In general, we submit a demand for a settlement once all your medical treatment has been completed. It’s only then that we know the true value of your claim. This is one reason we caution victims about the statements they give to insurance adjustors immediately after their accident! You may not know the full extent of your injuries or how long treatment could take.

Once the demand has been sent, the insurance company often responds within a month. If the offer is somewhat reasonable, we can often negotiate a settlement. If the offer is too low, we may recommend pursuing a lawsuit. Once filed, a lawsuit may take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years to resolve.

One of our attorneys, Erik Ladenburg, has written a free ebook called The Ultimate Guide to Car Accident Claims that provides more detail on this topic. Request your free copy.

No Fee Unless We Win Your Case

Please talk to a Pierce County car accident lawyer about your case today.

As a reminder, there’s no fee for an initial consultation, and you only pay us if we win your case.

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