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San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer Explains Who Pays for a Personal Injury Settlement

People who are injured due to the negligence of another need to reach out to a personal injury attorney in San Diego to get compensated for their suffering and other damages. One common question that arises among people seeking a settlement is, “Where does all that money come from?”

A car accident lawyer in San Diego can get you a settlement for physical, psychological, and emotional injuries suffered during an accident by filing a personal injury claim. However, sometimes people hesitate to file because they are concerned about inconveniencing the at-fault party or are worried the other party will not be able to afford adequate compensation for the injuries. This is a common misconception and could be a costly mistake.

In most cases, an insurance company pays for an injured party’s damages following an accident. It is very rare that an individual has to pay. It could be any one of a variety of insurances, including: auto insurance, worker’s compensation, homeowners insurance, general liability insurance, or other forms of insurance. It is uncommon in a personal injury case that there is no insurance policy ready to cover the damages. After all, that’s what you pay for when you purchase insurance.

If you have considered holding off on hiring a San Diego personal injury lawyer to file a personal injury claim after you have been injured or lost wages due to an accident or someone else’s negligence, you should rethink your course of action. It’s understandable that you would not want to send someone to the poorhouse because of an accident, but that’s usually not the case. You deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering and this is precisely the reason insurance is there in the first place.

Consulting an experienced attorney is the best way to get an idea of what you are owed and what are the proper steps you should be taking in order to get a settlement.

To find out more information about personal injury claims or other accidents that were the result of someone’s negligence, or to get answers to any other questions and set up a free consultation, call Brett Geruntino, Esq., a San Diego personal injury lawyer, at Acclaim Law Group at (858)252-0781.

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