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8 Ways to Maximize Your Personal Injury Settlement

If you’ve been in a car accident, you’ll eventually start thinking about how to maximize your personal injury settlement in order to cover your bills. There are a few tried-and-true tactics that lawyers recommend when settling or litigating car accident claims. Here are 8 tips on getting the most money from your car accident claim.

1. Follow Up with Medical Treatment Immediately

In order to have a high-value car accident case, you must lay the foundation for your claim. Even though you might feel fine at the scene of the accident, it’s crucial to get care as soon as possible. If you do not seek treatment within 72 hours of your accident, the insurance adjuster will most likely deny your claim outright.

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How to Find a Good Personal Injury Lawyer

Asheville Personal Injury Attorney Lakota Denton

Asheville Personal Injury Attorney Lakota Denton

Searching for a good lawyer to handle your personal injury claim? Like any other profession, there are good lawyers, bad lawyers, and a few horrible and great lawyers. Personal injury lawyers come in all forms – from the stereotypical lawyer who wants to get some money quick – to the true personal injury lawyer who will fight hard for your right to be compensated from an injury that was not your fault. Here’s how to tell the difference:

 

Hire a local lawyer.

Many, many lawyers will advertise that they can handle your personal injury claim and that they have offices all over the state, including your town. Do not accept this at face value. Check and see if that firm has an attorney in your town, or if its just an office space and an empty desk so that they can claim they have an office. Hiring a lawyer in your town or in the closest city to you is very important because that attorney will know the juries, judges, and insurance adjusters who will determine your case. If you live in Asheville, and hire a Charlotte lawyer, you will not receive the kind of representation you deserve.

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