Closure. It feels good to get on with your life and over the hassle of wondering what will happen. Sometimes it is a lot worse to be in limbo with no idea how much money you will get to help pay your medical bills and get you life back in order. Not being a victim anymore of somebody else’s carelessness.
Evidence may be destroyed or discarded. Now it is available to help you win your case. You never know what could happen to an important piece of evidence that could help you recover more money for your accident case.
Witnesses may disappear, die or forget important details. Sometimes witnesses change their story for unknown reasons. The adjuster may get harmful statements from other witnesses that you don’t even know about.
Gaps in your medical treatment for your injuries may hurt your case. It is important to get to the doctor as son as possible after you are injured. Also try to make sure you go to every appointment.
Insurance companies may close, merge with another company, or may change policy meanings or facts. Now you know who to contact and what you are entitled to recover. Or the insurance company may move out of area and try and deny coverage. Insurance companies may decide not to pay.
You may get worn down and not feel up to continue the path to get recovery, thus justice may not be delivered to you and that could mean no money to you. This is actually one of the insurance companies favorite tactics for paying less on a claim. People get tired of thinking about their accident injury and just want to move on. The insurance company knows this and will use every tactic they can to make your claim take longer. One example is that new adjusters may come on to handle your case and want to start all over and waste time.
The government may change coverage policies on what insurance companies have to pay. Lobbyists pay money out to get votes and rewrite the laws in the insurance company’s favor. Virginia has already passed several laws that favor the insurance company and who knows what scheme may be next on the list?
Getting the help of a good lawyer is a good way to get started with closing your case. The insurance company knows that only a lawyer has the power to file a lawsuit on your behalf, which is the ultimate negotiation tool in an accident injury case.
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