Insurance Claims And Settlement FAQs

AboutFor most people injured in car wrecks or other accidents, this is the first time they have had to deal with an insurance company. Insurance companies, on the other hand, deal with accident injury claims every day. The question for any person injured in an accident becomes: Do you just want your insurance claim handled or do you want it handled right?

For years, people across Atlanta and beyond who have sustained injuries due to another's negligence have placed their trust in Warren Sams and The Sams Law Firm. We know insurance companies and how to overcome their tactics. Below are commonly asked questions about insurance claims and settlements.

How do insurance companies handle injury claims? You may be surprised to learn just how much insurance companies rely on computer programs to prepare injury claims. Typically, a computer program will present the insurance company with a range of options. For instance, after an accident that caused seemingly minor injuries, the insurance company's computer program may say that a claim is worth between $5,000 and $10,000. If your treatment costs more than this, the insurance company is unlikely to pay more than the outer limit of this range, unless you have a lawyer on your side who is serious about preparing a strong case.

When you have The Sams Law Firm on your side, the insurance company will be forced to have someone review the case in detail. At this point, the insurance company may be prepared to pay a fair settlement. If it is still unwilling to treat you fairly, attorney Warren Sams has extensive trial experience and will not hesitate to take your case to trial as necessary.

How can a lawyer improve my chances of getting a fair result? With a lawyer on your side, the insurance company will take your claim more seriously. This is especially true if the insurance company knows your lawyer will go to court if necessary. Insurance companies know which attorneys try cases and which attorneys will persuade their clients to accept the insurance company's first offer. At The Sams Law Firm, we present all options to our clients. If we think a settlement offer is fair, we will tell you, based on the judgment and insight Warren Sams has developed over more than 20 years of experience. If a settlement offer is not fair, we will tell you this as well and prepare for trial as necessary. We have credibility in the courtroom, and the insurance companies are aware of this.

When should I contact a lawyer to handle my injury case? As soon as possible. Ideally, after you have sought medical attention for your injuries, you should seek a lawyer. A lawyer can gather evidence to prove the other party's negligence and work with your medical providers to show the extent of your injuries. If you wait to hire a lawyer, you could lose valuable evidence and time.

Contact The Sams Law Firm

It costs nothing to speak to our law firm about your injury case. Call 404-857-3879 or toll free at 800-620-8502. You can also complete our online contact form.