Washington Accident Attorney – The Law Offices of Loren S. Etengoff
What you can expect after retaining the services of The Law Offices of Loren S. Etengoff:
The insurance companies will be notified by The Law Offices of Loren S. Etengoff will be representing you, at which point you need no longer have any contact with the insurance companies.
- Your medical bills will be submitted to the appropriate insurance company. You may be surprised to learn that the other driver’s insurance will not pay for your medical treatment until the case is resolved.
- If you have a wage-loss claim and a policy that will provide wage-loss benefits, Washington Accident Attorney Loren S. Etengoff will file the necessary forms on your behalf. In all cases, we will follow up to make sure bills and benefits are paid in a timely manner.
- As you are going through treatment – typically three months to a year – The Law Offices of Loren S. Etengoff are there to answer any questions. For example, if you have been in treatment for several months without results, we will make sure that you are seen by the right specialist to help speed your recovery.
- After you have completed your treatment and your doctors have determined that you have reached “maximum medical improvement” (the highest degree of recovery that can be expected from your injuries), Washington Accident Attorney Loren S. Etengoff can settle your case.
At this point, we will:
Put together our first settlement offer in the form of a demand letter.
A demand letter is a detailed summary of the accident that includes a description of the accident, the injuries you sustained, the treatment, your recovery and your prognosis.
The letter also includes a demand for compensation for your pain and suffering, with the dollar value tied to the nature of your injury, the length and level of recovery and how long you are likely to continue experiencing pain and suffering.
In addition, it includes all supporting documentation, such as medical records, medical bills, wage-loss claims and any other paperwork pertinent to your case.
The insurance company will take two to four weeks to respond with their first settlement offer.
We negotiate until we have arrived at the insurance company’s top settlement offer. You will be kept involved in all phases of the negotiation. Then Washington Accident Attorney Loren S. Etengoff will discuss the offer with you and let you know exactly how much you would receive after attorney’s fees and costs. If you are satisfied with the settlement, you will receive your settlement check and the claim is resolved.
Underinsured Motorist Coverage
The Law Offices of Loren S. Etengoff will determine if you have underinsured motorist coverage. This is coverage that you have purchased from your insurance company that allows you to make a claim with your insurance company for the difference between what the underinsured motorist’s policy will pay and what your underinsured motorist policy will cover.
Filing a Lawsuit
Approximately 7 out of 10 cases are settled through the negotiation process. However, if the case cannot be settled, the next step is to file a lawsuit and go through the litigation process. Of the three or four cases that enter litigation, around 95 percent are settled before going to trial by The Law Offices of Loren S. Etengoff.
Do you want to find out if you have a case? Contact The Law Offices of Loren S. Etengoff right now!