Filing a Car Insurance Claim in Orange County

Injured in an auto accident? Get a legal professional to represent you.

At Cohn & Swartzon, P.C., we serve as counsel for auto accident injury claims. The process involved in negotiating the terms of a settlement is difficult at the best of times. Auto insurance companies traditionally offer low settlements or deny claims as the initial response to a claim. We have worked extensively with insurance companies, and we have experience and knowledge and the most effective strategies to get results in personal injury cases. Our legal team is made up of two of Orange County car accident lawyers in the area.

There is never a fee unless we win for you.

One of our firm's founders formerly served as defense counsel for insurance companies, and understands exactly how these companies operate with regard to incoming claims and lawsuits. Are you concerned about a settlement? You have a genuine reason to be anxious. It is advised that you connect with our firm immediately so we can manage your case from start to finish. We have represented hundreds of clients, and over our years in practice, we have recovered over $50 million in damages from insurance companies. You can trust us to provide the level of service you deserve, and that we will pursue the maximum in damages for your case.

How Insurance Companies Operate: The Process

Most car accident cases move through a standard series of steps as they move toward resolution. The steps often include the following:

  • Evaluation of the claim
  • Notification to the responsible party of the intent to file a claim
  • Gathering of documentation and evidence to support the claim
  • Submission of a formal demand letter to the insurance company
  • Response from insurance company
  • Negotiations with the insurance company on the amount of the settlement
  • Final settlement paid to claimant

Each step of the process must be addressed carefully and with the highest level of professional skill if you hope to get a fast and fair resolution. The process can take many months before it is resolved, and in very serious injury cases, even longer. Insurance companies generally hope to pay out the least amount possible, and the negotiations can be lengthy. There may be requests for your medical records to determine if you had any preexisting condition that may have been merely exacerbated by the accident in an effort to reduce the payout.

For example, if you had a back injury in the past, and then suffered another back injury during the accident, there may be an effort to reduce the amount paid to you based on this fact. Every detail of your car accident claim must be handled with the highest level of skill if you hope to get justice and fair compensation, which is why you should not hesitate to connect with the experienced legal team at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. as soon as possible. We understand what steps must be taken to secure the level of compensation that you both need and deserve.

Why Insurance Companies Make Low Offers

Insurance companies answer to shareholders. They are profit-making corporations, and part of their process is to pay out as little as possible. They engage the services of high-powered defense attorneys to defend against claims as part of their daily business. We know – having served in this capacity. We are very aware of the various strategies they employ to reduce the value of a settlement. You absolutely cannot take any chances when seeking a settlement after an accident or incident in which negligence led to damages. You need to protect against the various actions that an insurance company will employ to reduce the value of your settlement.

Get the Help You Need. Call Our Orange County Car Accident Attorney!

In some cases, it is necessary to take the case to civil court for resolution, so it is important to ensure that you are represented by a skilled litigator with extensive trial experience. This is exactly what you will find at our firm. We are highly experienced, and have top ratings, including being members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, and we are rated 10/10 or Superb by Avvo. Talk to the professionals at our firm immediately if you have suffered a serious injury. You can expect personal, compassionate service, and top level counsel that is committed to you, your cause and to seeking justice for you.

Contact our Orange County car accident attorneys today for assistance. We are ready to help you fight for a fair settlement or verdict, and have the skills to win for you.

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