Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Getting Fully Compensated

In years before the frenzy of making business from personal injury cases had gone full circle, it was much simpler filing a claim. You just need to have your papers sorted out by your attorney and the rest will follow. And in most cases, your arrangement with your lawyer is on a contingency basis, which means you don't pay the lawyer if you lose the case.

But even so, you will have to endure a lot of waiting before your claim goes in full swing. You make repeated follow-ups for months and you feel quite disheartened having no developments with your case. But the most frustrating part is when your settlement payment finally arrives. In most cases you will receive a settlement much lesser than what's fairly due to you. And insurance companies will do everything to con you and ignore your opposition to the settlement.

By law you should be getting 100% full compensation as stated on your claim once it's settled. But be cautious too if there will be any fees that may be taken out by the claim management company. As a practical advice, you should always ask questions and raise concerns about anything that may affect your compensation claim.