Clients often call us to ask what information they need to file a claim.
Unfortunately there is no hard and fast answer and the information necessary
depends on the case.
When we handle an
automobile accident or
personal injury claim for a client, we develop a detailed demand brochure to send to the
insurance company which details the strengths of your case. These demands
typically include a detailed statement of what occurred in the incident
or accident, a narrative of your injuries and damages, and supporting
documentation, including the accident report, medical bills and records,
and employment information if you lost wages because of the accident.
Some attorneys simply send all the documentation to the insurance company
with a cohesive explanation of what is being provided and why. In our
experience, doing so will significantly decrease the amount the insurance
company may be willing to pay you without filing a lawsuit. Our experienced
attorneys know how to put these documents in front of the insurance carrier
in a way that maximizes your claim.
If a case proceeds past the settlement stage and a lawsuit is necessary,
in addition to these types of documents, testimony of the plaintiff, defendant
and other interested parties will likely be required.
Contact a Topeka personal injury attorney from our firm today for a