How do you Negotiate a Settlement With the Insurance Company?
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Our Glen Oaks personal injury lawyers work closely with you and in cooperation with your doctors, employer or other relevant parties to calculate the full amount of your damages. We’ll make sure you get appropriate medical treatment, and with your help, we’ll collect all receipts relative to your treatment, including doctor visits, medications, medical aids or equipment, transportation or mileage to your appointments, property damage costs, and any amounts of lost income from work days you’ve missed due to your injury. We work with your doctor to obtain treatment notes and prognosis reports that clearly demonstrate the injuries you have suffered, the treatment required, and the anticipated cost of future medical care you may need.
With all the relevant facts in hand and well-documented, we negotiate with the insurance company from a position of knowledge and strength. With over a century of combined legal experience, our Long Island injury attorneys have handled enough claims to know what your claim is worth. What’s more, we have secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in cases like yours over the years. When we talk to the insurance company, they know who they are dealing with. They know they are dealing with a team of experienced, dedicated and successful lawyers who are not afraid to take cases to trial when necessary. Insurance companies don’t want to go trial and have to explain to a jury of Glen Oaks residents why they think their neighbor shouldn’t receive a full and fair amount of compensation after being injured by the negligence of another.
Insurance companies count on settling quickly and cheaply with a person who is not represented by an attorney, or whose lawyer is relatively inexperienced and fears going to court more than the insurance company lawyers do. When they see they are dealing with Cohen & Jaffe, they are less likely to try the tricks and tactics they play on unsuspecting lawyers or unrepresented clients. We are ready to negotiate a proper settlement amount or proceed to trial if the right settlement isn’t in the offing.
How Quickly Will You Settle my Glen Oaks Injury Claim?
Although it’s understandable that you may be concerned with settling your accident claim as soon as possible, an experienced personal injury attorney will not rush to settle your claim or file a lawsuit too quickly. As attorneys who have handled thousands of personal injury claims in Glen Oaks and throughout Long Island and New York, our lawyers know it is important to wait until your treating physician decides you have become medically stationary or reached a point of maximum medical improvement. Only then can our lawyers adequately assess the amount of your past and future medical expenses and physical needs. Settling too quickly can rob you of important compensation you need and deserve.
If the insurance company contacts you right after the accident and offers to settle your claim, think twice before you say yes. If you haven’t talked to a lawyer yet, you could very well be leaving thousands of dollars on the table. The insurance company may make it sound like they are helping you with a quick settlement, but what they want is to close this case as soon as possible and before you get a lawyer. It won’t cost you anything to talk to a Glen Oaks personal injury attorney at Cohen & Jaffe, and the insurance company’s offer won’t go away just because you exercised your right to get legal advice.
Don’t worry about how you will pay your medical bills while you are waiting for your settlement. We’ll make sure you receive the care you need when you need it by competent, caring physicians. Our Glen Oaks personal injury lawyers work with doctors, physical therapists and clinics in the area to make sure you are properly treated, even if they have to wait for payment until your settlement comes in.
Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe Accident Attorneys after a Glen Oaks Personal Injury
If you’ve been injured in a Glen Oaks car accident, a slip and fall or medical error at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, or other personal injury, contact the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe at 866-878-6774 for a free consultation with a team of compassionate and experienced Glen Oaks personal injury lawyers. We’ll come to see you personally and discuss your case with you, and there’s no fee until after we recover compensation for you.