The personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya put a lot of time and effort into developing your case, all with the goal of increasing the value of our settlement offer. This offer is presented to the insurer in what’s called a demand letter. We outline the accident, the injuries you suffered, the medical treatment you’ve received, and other factors such as the pain you’ve suffered. Based on this information, we “demand” a certain amount of money to compensate you for what you’ve suffered.
In response, the insurance company often will look for any reason to lowball a counteroffer and avoid paying you what they should. Sometimes they’ll say you’re partly to blame for the accident and your injuries. Or they’ll say you had preexisting medical conditions just like what you suffered in the car accident. To counteract the insurance company’s outlandish claims – or because we anticipate them – we’ll order your medical records to prove there was no preexisting condition. If there is a similar preexisting condition, we’ll ask a doctor to write a narrative report showing how it was unrelated to the accident or that only a portion of it is related.
Sometimes our Colorado auto accident attorneys are insulted and angry about low opening offers and outrageous claims. But I tell my attorneys not to take it personally. It’s just business – adjusters usually are just doing their job, and it’s all part of the process. I’ve seen it thousands of times and we’ve developed a process of our own to counteract it. We ask each of our clients for authority to settle their case for a certain amount of money. While that amount can change during the negotiating process, it is an amount that we both agree is fair and reasonable.
We always keep you informed of negotiations in your case, but having this authority allows us to go to work in the back-and-forth of negotiation and allows you to not worry about the games insurance companies can play. We are skilled negotiators and pride ourselves on being able to arrange a settlement that meets or exceeds the dollar amount you agree to. And if we run across an instance where an insurer won’t budget off a ridiculous offer that obviously should be much higher, we’re ready to file a lawsuit on your behalf to get you what you deserve.
If you’ve been hurt in a Denver car accident, give me a call at (303) 758-4777, email me at DLS@dlslawfirm.com or visit us on the web at www.dlslawfirm.com. Let’s talk about your case. There’s no obligation. We can help you get the financial compensation you and your family deserve for the injuries you’ve suffered. And remember – if we take your case, we don’t get paid unless you get paid.