What to Expect in an Injury Settlement with Esurance | Fort Collins Injury Lawyers
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If you or a loved one has recently been injured in an accident, you may be in the process of negotiating an injury claim with Esurance. Esurance is a wholly owned subsidiary of Allstate, and just like Allstate, Esurance tries to make profits wherever it can.
Negotiating with Esurance can be difficult, as they have experienced negotiators who may try to nickel and dime you as much as possible in order to save their company money. If you do not have much or any negotiating practice, you may not be taken seriously. However, there are ways to put yourself in a better negotiating position.
If you or a loved one has experienced a great deal of pain and suffering after being injured in an accident, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a 100% free case evaluation with our Fort Collins injury attorneys.
The First Steps
First, you will want to determine the value of your claim. In doing so, make sure to calculate all your past, current, and future expenses. Some accident injuries require more money immediately, while others will require you to budget with future complications in mind.
You may also want to consider the damage done to any of your property, and whether your pain and suffering is worth a monetary award. Evidence of all of these damages will come in handy during the negotiating process, so try to document as much as possible.
Once you have determined the value of your claim, the next step is to send this figure to Esurance. When proposing this offer to Esurance, make sure to describe how you arrived at this figure. Even though Esurance might reject your initial offer, this does not mean that the negotiating process is over.
The next step will be to wait for Esurance’s initial offer. This offer will almost certainly not encompass the entirety of your expenses, but will likely be a tempting amount. The question that you will have to ask yourself will be whether a definite, small amount now is worth more to you than a possible, larger amount later. Only you can answer this question, and there are valid reasons to select either option.
However, be sure to consider all of your needs when coming to this decision. Injuries stemming from car accidents can require years of medical treatment, and some injuries may not even present themselves until years after the accident.
If you decide to reject Esurance’s initial offer, be prepared for a lengthy back and forth negotiation process. If you feel that your efforts to negotiate are being ignored, you may want to consider alternative legal options.
Our Fort Collins Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help
At Zinda Law Group, our Fort Collins accident attorneys have helped thousands of victims get their lives back on track after suffering an injury. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you seek maximum compensation for medical bills, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and all the other ways your injury has cost you.
Our firm also believes that an injury victim should never have to worry about their ability to afford excellent legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you will pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your personal injury case. That’s our No Fee Guarantee.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a wreck, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 to receive your free consultation with our Fort Collins accident lawyers.
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