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Settling Your Claim: Going in Alone

The process of filing a claim and going through the necessary steps to restore yourself to your pre-accident condition can be arduous. Going through the claims process without the proper knowledge of how insurance companies conduct business can make the process even more difficult.

Most insurance companies are rigid in the way they handle claims negotiations. They offer settlements that only cover the surface costs of your loss, without accounting for all the fees that come up later in your path to healing, and try to discount certain aspects of your treatment to give you a smaller settlement.

Throughout the years, we have taken on clients who have attempted to settle their own claims. They go into settlement negotiations with the belief that they can navigate the claims process as efficiently and effectively as a personal injury attorney. However, when they do so they do not always receive the same results.

The problem with negotiating with insurance companies on your own is that you do not have the same familiarity with the way insurance companies manage their claims as an attorney does. You are handling your claim without any insight into the process, which can make it difficult to make accurate judgement calls, and puts you at risk of accepting an improper settlement.

Additionally, as both injury claims and property damage claims have a statute of limitations, we have found that many people who manage their own claims have reached the precipice of exhausting their statutes, and turn to us to help them receive proper settlements before the statute ends. This gives us a limited amount of time to collect evidence and present a demand.

At Acclaim Law Group, we hold years of experience that has given us a familiarity with insurance companies and which enables us to effectively work on your behalf.  We conduct ourselves in a professional manner while, at the same time, catering to your needs. The moment we take on your case, we begin building it, so we can put together an airtight demand and provide you with a proper settlement.

When negotiating with insurance companies, we look out for our client’s best interests and try to stay out of the court system, which is a costly, long-winded process. Our job as your San Diego personal injury Attorney is to strengthen your case. We are your claims advocates and we are here to fight for your right to recovery.

If you want to obtain treatment for injuries caused by another’s negligence but are unsure of how to begin treatment due to personal circumstances, a personal injury lawyer San Marcos will help you receive treatment and address any questions you may have. Please call (858) 252-0781 to set up a free consultation.

Disclaimer: While we always seek to establish accuracy when publishing articles, this piece is not intended to provide legal advice, and should not be used as such. Each individual case will differ and should be discussed with an attorney or legal expert. If you would like to inquire about pursuing a claim, please contact us at (858) 252-0781 or email

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