How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim / Edition 8

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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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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Finally a book that takes the mystery out of personal injury claims…consumers can confidently handle claims against insurance companies and save the cost of legal fees.” Los Angeles Times
Reference & Reseach Book News
"Explains insurance coverage, the compensation formula, the demand letter, settlement negotiation, and the formal settlement document."
Los Angeles Times
Finally a book that takes the mystery out of personal injury claims.... consumers can confidently handle claims against insurance companies and save the cost of legal fees.
Reference & Research Book News
Explains insurance coverage, the compensation formula, the demand letter, settlement negotiation, and the formal settlement document.
San Francisco Examiner
Can help you handle your own personal injury claim without slipping on a legal banana peel.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413317169
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 5/31/2012
  • Edition description: Eighth Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 193,103
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Matthews has been an attorney since 1971, and from 1975 to 1977 he taught at the law school of the University of California, Berkeley. He has for many years been involved in matters relating to seniors, and is the author of Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions and Long Term Care: How to Plan & Play for It, as well as How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim.

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Table of Contents

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    64 pages - really? For the FULL price?

    I just purchased the FULL book but only got 64 pages! This is the sample - WTH? B&N - you have my e-mail. I'll check it in a few when I get up.

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