How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim / Edition 8

How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim / Edition 8

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by Joseph Matthews
     
 

Know your rights! Find out how to make the best case for yourself and win your personal injury claim.

Dealing with insurance companies and lawyers when filing a personal injury claim can feel like another accident is in the offing. But you can handle a claim yourself — and save hundreds or thousands of dollars in the process.

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Overview

Know your rights! Find out how to make the best case for yourself and win your personal injury claim.

Dealing with insurance companies and lawyers when filing a personal injury claim can feel like another accident is in the offing. But you can handle a claim yourself — and save hundreds or thousands of dollars in the process.

How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim shows you how to handle almost every accident situation, and guides you through the insurance claim process, step by step. Learn how to:

- protect your rights after an accident
- determine what your claim is worth
- handle a property-damage claim
- deal with uncooperative doctors, lawyers and insurance companies
- counter the special tactics insurance companies use
- prepare a claim for compensation
- negotiate a full and fair settlement
- stay on top of your case if you hire a lawyer

This edition of How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim provides your state's most recent laws, small-claims court limits and Department of Insurance contact information. Plus, you'll find an all-new chart explaining your state's in-car text and cell phone laws.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413317169
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Edition description:
Eighth Edition
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
436,248
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
How to Use This Book
1. Handling Your Personal Injury Claim
2. Whose Fault Is It? How Legal Responsibility Is Determined
3. Initial Steps in Settling Your Claim
4. Understanding Insurance Coverage
5. How Much Is Your Claim for Injuries Worth?
6. Processing Your Claim
7. Property Damage Claims
8. Negotiating a Settlement
9. Finalizing Your Settlement
10. The Last Resorts: Lawyers, Arbitration, and Courts
11. Working With a Lawyer
Appendix
Index

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