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Matt Slocum
fate of your legal demand
Step 9: The Fate of Your Demand So, you’ve sent your well-constructed demand package to the insurance adjuster. Now you have to be patient. Adjusters usually take about a month to fully go through and analyze the demand package, and the best ones get combed over with an intense eye to see if there’s any...
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Woman writing demand for legal case
Woman taking notes for her demand. Step 8: Writing A Demand Now that you’ve gathered your medical records and a lien, it’s time to put together your demand package.  We will break the demand package into four (4) parts: Summary of facts, liability, the demand, and exhibits. Let’s take a look at each of the...
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obtaining a lien
Step 7: Obtaining a Lien You have all your medical records and you’ve gone through them and know their contents. While you were treating, did you ever wonder how much all of your treatment cost your health insurance company? A lien will show you that. Insurance typically covers most if not all of your treatment associated...
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obtaining medical records
Step 6: Obtaining your medical records So, you’ve finished treating for your injury. Now, how do you get those medical records from the hospital and your other treatment facilities? Every place is different.  Most facilities use medical records request forms exclusive to their facility. To find out the type of documentation you need, call the...
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continuing medical treatment
Step 5: Continuing Medical Treatment At this point, it really goes without saying that continuing medical treatment related to your injury remains precedent for a claim. A personal injury claim is a marathon, not a sprint. It’s all about putting the work in now so that you can have a bigger payoff at the end....
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man opening claim with insurance company
Step 4: Opening the Claim Now that you have all the information from the police report (including insurance information), it’s time to open the claim. Make That Phone Ring In most cases, the person driving the car that hit you will have auto insurance. This simplifies the process.  Simply Google the company’s contact information and...
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obtaining police report
Step 3: Getting the Police Report Remember how I mentioned in Step 1 to make sure the police arrive at the scene of the accident to make a report? This is when the police report is going to come in very handy. When the police arrive at an accident, an officer writes a report, which...
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getting medical attention from doctor
Step 2: Getting Medical Attention Last time, we covered what to do in the moments just after you get into a car accident. Now, let’s discuss what happens after you go to get medical attention. Actually Getting Medical Attention If you are transported from the scene of the accident by ambulance, there’s a decent chance...
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settle your own legal claim
The Slocum Firm’s attorneys are happy to present a new 10-part series, How to Settle Your Own Car Wreck Claim.  In this series, you’ll see how to settle your own injury claim from the perspective of an attorney. You’ll get to learn the process and become a pro by the end of the series! First...
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The majority of states in the U.S. are called “fault” states meaning that the driver who is at fault in an accident is legally responsible for paying the expenses that are incurred. This includes medical, personal injury, and property damage. However, Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states that is called a “no-fault” state....
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