If you are pursuing an auto accident case, there is a strong chance that you will disagree with the auto insurance adjuster on many issues. Below are some of the major disputes you may need to surmount to get your compensation.
Liability is one of the most disputed issues during auto accident negotiations. For someone to compensate you for your auto accident damages, you must prove that they caused the accident. This means that the person acted intentionally, recklessly, or negligently. Many auto accident defendants try to escape liability by claiming acts of God (or nature) or deflecting blame to third parties.
As an accident victim, you will need to support your liability claims using applicable injury laws, eyewitnesses, and expert witnesses, among other things. You will be halfway to winning your auto accident claim if you can win the liability dispute.
If you win the liability argument, the next battle is to prove that you were injured in the accident. Unless your injuries are obvious (say a broken limb), the defendant might argue that you are faking your injuries. Internal or soft-tissue injuries are particularly vulnerable to disputes because they are not obvious.
If your injuries are obvious, the defendant might argue that the injuries are not as serious as you claim. For example, the defendant might refute the extent of your back pain because it is not something you can easily prove. Another argument is that some of your injuries stem from pre-existing medical conditions.
The best way to deal with injury-related disputes is to get third-party proof. You will need your medical records and testimony from your doctor or an independent medical examiner to prove your claim. An expert witness can also testify on your behalf to prove your claims.
Auto accident claims usually include various forms of damages other than medical damages, such as lost wages, reduced-earning capacity, pain and suffering, property damage, and every damage you have suffered as a result of the accident.
Expect the defendant to dispute every damage claim you may raise. This means you will have to provide supporting evidence for each of your damages. For example, car repair estimates from professional mechanics, pay stubs from employers, missed workdays, and medical bills can all be part of your evidence for different damages.
Hopefully, you will overcome the disputes and get the compensation you deserve. Contact a personal injury attorney to help you with the negotiations and boost your odds of success.
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