Do I have to sue the other driver?
No, you do not have to sue the other driver that caused the accident. Hiring an attorney does not mean that you are going to sue someone. In fact, when you hire our law firm, your chances of getting a fair settlement outside of court are greatly increased. More than 90% of our clients’ cases are settled without ever having to sue anyone.
Unfortunately, there is a small percentage of cases that do not settle through negotiations with the insurance company. In these circumstances, we will have to file a lawsuit against the person or company that caused the accident, but we do not sue them personally. We only pursue their car insurance coverage. They will never have to pay for an attorney or pay for any portion of the settlement. Insurance covers all of this. That is why we buy car insurance. You shouldn’t feel guilty for making a claim against their insurance policy.
How will this work?
Once you hire Christensen & Hymas, we will immediately inform the insurance companies that we will be representing you and demand that they contact our law firm. This means that you will never have to answer another phone call from from an insurance adjuster. We will also collect every medical record and bill pertaining to your case and help ensure that the medical providers are billing the right insurance companies. This guarantees that all medical bills will be included and paid out of the settlement. This is the most important reason to hire an attorney—you can focus on getting better while we handle all of the paperwork and phone calls!
Once you are done treating, we will send a demand package to the insurance company and negotiate a fair settlement for your case. If necessary, we will meet with your doctors and include any future treatment that you may need in the future as a result of the accident.
People that cause car accidents and injuries aren’t even involved in the insurance claims process. They will never know your settlement amount and their insurance premiums will not increase because you are filing a claim. If their rates go up, it will be because they caused an accident, not because you were injured.