Rear-end collisions are very common, and often result in admitted liability. This means the defendant admits he/she caused the accident. This removes much of the onus of showing that you are entitled to compensation.
Unfortunately, this also results in some lawyers becoming lazy in representing their clients, and failing to collect all relevant evidence in the initial stages of your case that should be used to leverage the best possible settlement down the road.
No matter how black and white your case may seem, facts alone will not earn a settlement. Witness statements and contact information, reports, insurance coverage, state of relevant traffic laws, and technical data of property damage, injuries, and the accident scene must all be obtained quickly, maintained in detail, and disclosed at strategic stages of your claim.
The insurance company will sense a lawyer’s lackadaisical approach, and will reduce their offers accordingly. At Heaton & Associates, you will receive assertive representation from day one that will quickly command the insurer’s attention.