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Auto Accident Settlements

We have been trained to think of auto insurance as a simple pooled risk system; drivers pay a monthly premium to a policy ensuring that the policy holder would be compensated for their losses in the event of an accident or injury.

However, anyone involved in an auto accident will quickly realize that getting full and fair compensation from the insurance company can be a complex and convoluted process. The "pool" of money that policy holders pay into is closely guarded by insurance companies, since it also represents their profit margin. The insurance companies have a clear financial interest in settling claims as quickly, and for as small of an amount, as possible.

If you have been involved in an auto accident, you should not sign any documents until you have had a chance to have them reviewed by an experienced auto accident attorney who is looking out for your interests. There have been several documented cases of certain insurance companies pressuring accident victims to accept compensation packages that do not fully address the scope and total cost of their injuries.

There are a wide variety of costs to consider when establishing an auto accident settlement. These costs include, but are not limited to:

  • Past and expected future medical expenses
  • Lost wages resulting from missed time at work
  • Compensation for changes to living costs as a result of the accident
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of property (damaged automobile)

When you hire the injury attorneys at Guelzow Law Offices, we begin by working to fully understand your circumstances. We want to know about your life before the accident, while you were recovering from the accident, and what, if any, lasting effects you may suffer as a result of the accident. Our job is to make the insurance company or other responsible party understand what it will take to restore the quality of life of an accident victim.

Most of the time, the entire process happens outside of court through a series of meetings with the representatives from the insurance company. The goal of the meetings is to arrive at a settlement that is fair to the accident victim and the insurance company is willing to pay. However, in some cases the two parties are unable to agree on a settlement, and the case needs to go to a trial. The attorneys at Guelzow Law Offices have extensive experience negotiating with the insurance companies, but are also skillful trial lawyers who have a track record of successful litigation against on behalf of their clients.

Free consultations, sound advice, options for moving forward

The process of hiring Guelzow Law Offices begins with a free consultation over the phone or in our office. We understand that injuries can make it difficult to meet with an attorney, so we are also available for home or hospital visits. You can start the process today either by calling our toll free number at 800-383-4200 or you can email us through our contact form. We look forward to working with you to get you on the road to recovery, both physically and financially.

Guelzow Law Offices, Ltd.
310 Pinnacle Way, Suite 201 Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: 715-834-0508 Toll Free: 800-383-4200 Fax: 715-834-4043 Map & Directions