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How to win your personal injury claim

Author: J L Matthews
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Nolo, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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The book that helps you overcome the insurance companies' Goliath! Dealing with insurance companies and lawyers when filing a personal injury claim can feel like another accident is in the offing. But you can handle a claim yourself -- and save hundreds or thousands of dollars in the process. How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim shows you how to handle almost every accident situation, and guides you through the  Read more...
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Matthews, J.L., 1946-
How to win your personal injury claim.
Berkeley, Calif. : Nolo, 2006
(DLC) 2006048309
(OCoLC)69672109
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J L Matthews
ISBN: 141330673X 9781413306736 1413305199 9781413305197
OCLC Number: 74656449
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Table of Contents; Introduction: Who Can Use This Book?; What Kinds of Claims Can You Handle Yourself? ; How to Use This Book ; 1. Handling Your Personal Injury Claim; Why You Often Can Handle Your Own Claim ; When You Might Need a Lawyer ; 2. Whose Fault Is It? How Legal Responsibility Is Determined; Basic Rules of Legal Responsibility ; Liability in Specific Types of Accidents ; 3. Initial Steps in Settling Your Claim; The First 72 Hours: Protecting Your Rights ; Getting a Claim Started ; Special Rules for Accidents Involving the Government ; 4. Understanding Insurance Coverage. Motor Vehicle Insurance Nonvehicle Liability Insurance ; Your Own Health Coverage and Accident Claims ; No-Fault Laws: State Summaries ; 5. How Much Is Your Claim for Injuries Worth?; The Damages Formula ; How Injuries Affect Compensation ; Demonstrating Pain and Suffering ; Lost Income ; Property Damage ; Arriving at a Final Compensation Value ; Examples of How Much Different Claims Are Worth ; 6. Processing Your Claim; Collecting Information ; Preparing a Demand Letter ; Sample Demand Letters ; 7. Property Damage Claims; What Type of Claim to File ; Amount of Compensation. Processing Your Claim Negotiating a Settlement Amount ; 8. Negotiating a Settlement; Adjusters: Who They Are and How They Work ; How the Negotiation Process Works ; What to Do When You Can't Get a Settlement ; State Statutes of Limitations ; 9. Finalizing Your Settlement; Confirming the Offer and Acceptance ; Formal Settlement Document ; What to Do If the Check Doesn't Arrive ; Liens on Your Settlement Money ; Taxes on Your Settlement Money ; 10. The Last Resorts: Lawyers, Arbitration, and Courts; Small Claims Court ; Arbitration; 11. Working With a Lawyer; Reasons to Use a Lawyer. Finding the Right Lawyer Paying the Lawyer ; Managing Your Lawyer ; Trial; Appendix; Accident Claim Worksheet; Index; Related Products.
Responsibility: by Joseph L. Matthews.

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The book that helps you overcome the insurance companies' Goliath! Dealing with insurance companies and lawyers when filing a personal injury claim can feel like another accident is in the offing. But you can handle a claim yourself -- and save hundreds or thousands of dollars in the process. How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim shows you how to handle almost every accident situation, and guides you through the insurance claim process, step by step. Learn how to: protect your rights after an accident determine what your claim is worth handle a property-damage claim deal with un.

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