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Timeline: From Filing Your Accident Claim to Getting Compensated

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be wondering what to do next. This article will provide a timeline of events from the time of the accident until you receive your compensation. It is important to know what to expect so that you can be prepared for each step along the way. 

Keep in mind that these steps may vary depending on your specific situation, so always consult with an attorney before making any decisions.

Are you seeking to file an accident claim for compensation? At Chris Lewis & Associates P.C, we have successfully represented many clients in a variety of accident claims, and we understand the process from start to finish. 

We know that the days and weeks following an accident can be confusing and overwhelming, which is why we’ve created this article outlining the timeline of events from when you file your claim until you receive your compensation.

Seeking Medical Attention and Documentation

The first thing you should do after an accident is seek medical attention, even if you don’t think you’ve been injured. It’s important to get a full evaluation from a doctor in order to document your injuries and begin the process of recovery.

Once you’ve seen a doctor, you should request all of your medical records and bills related to the accident. These records will be important when filing your claim.

Filing Your Claim

The next step is to file your claim with the insurance company. You will need to provide them with all of the documentation mentioned above, as well as any other information they request. The insurance company will then investigate your claim and determine whether they will offer you a settlement.

If the insurance company denies your claim or offers you an amount that is lower than what you believe you deserve, you may need to file a lawsuit. An attorney can help you determine if this is the best course of action for your case. The process of filing a lawsuit is often complex, that is why it is imperative to have a lawyer by your side.

Receiving Your Compensation

If you reach a settlement with the insurance company, they will send you a check for the agreed upon amount. If you have filed a lawsuit, the court will order the other party to pay you the compensation that has been awarded. In either case, it is important to consult with an attorney before accepting any settlement or award, as they can help ensure that you are being fairly compensated for your injuries.

No one ever wants to be in an accident, but unfortunately, they happen every day. If you find yourself in this situation, it is important to know what to do in order to get the compensation you deserve. Following the timeline outlined above will help ensure that your claim is filed correctly and that you are fairly compensated for your injuries.

Get Legal Help

At Chris Lewis & Associates P.C., we have successfully represented many clients in a variety of accident claims. We understand the process from start to finish and can help you every step of the way. Contact us today at 214-665-6930 for a free consultation. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about your specific situation.


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