You may qualify for an insurance settlement from Nationwide after a wreck in Georgia. You may wonder how to negotiate a settlement with Nationwide in this situation. Our team at John Foy & Associates can walk you through the process.
You may find it easier to negotiate with help from an Atlanta car accident lawyer. The negotiation process usually involves presenting evidence to show the extent of your losses and reviewing all settlement offers made by the insurance company.
You can review the process in more detail by calling or filling out our online contact form.
Can You Negotiate a Settlement with Nationwide?
Nationwide is one of the major car insurance carriers in the U.S. The company began operating in 1925 and has grown considerably during that time. You may have a chance to settle with the company after a car accident caused by another driver.
However, trying to negotiate on your own can put you in a challenging position. Nationwide has the resources to try to undervalue your claim to protect its bottom line. The company may even try to blame you for the accident.
Fortunately, you can hire a car accident lawyer to support your best interests and handle negotiations on your behalf.
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How Does a Lawyer Negotiate with Nationwide?
Lawyers from our team have the experience, training, and resources to aggressively advocate on your behalf during insurance negotiations. Our team provides personalized care, which may involve:
- Investigating all aspects of your claim
- Challenging unjust insurance denials
- Pushing back on a premature resolution to your claim
- Using our understanding of insurance statutes to secure fair treatment
We focus on understanding the specifics of your claim before we get into the negotiation process, tracking all of your losses so we can request fair compensation. This process may require us to:
- Collect all of your medical records
- Assess the full scope of your injuries
- Inspect your vehicle to understand your property damage
- Speak with medical experts to get an unbiased view of your injuries
We look at the long-term impacts of your accident to understand all of your losses, allowing us to help you avoid unfair settlements. Our experience allows us to confidently handle your negotiations with Nationwide after a car accident.
Can a Lawyer Help if Nationwide Won’t Negotiate?
We can often help clients negotiate a settlement after a head-on, rear-end, or side-impact car accident. However, Nationwide may deny your car accident claim in some situations.
Your lawyer may help you file a personal injury lawsuit in this situation. We know how to represent clients in court, pushing to get a verdict that covers your healthcare costs, lost pay, vehicle repairs, pain, and suffering.
What Can You Do to Help with Nationwide Negotiations?
You can take steps to strengthen your position during negotiations with Nationwide. Make sure that you:
Document All Your Losses
Keeping track of all your expenses can help your lawyer negotiate for you more effectively. We recommend collecting documentation about all your medical treatments, property repair costs, and the time you took off work.
It’s also essential that you receive prompt medical treatment from reputable medical providers to strengthen your claim.
Consult with Your Lawyer Before Sharing Information
We recommend checking with a lawyer before providing any statements about your accident. Nationwide representatives can attempt to use anything you say to weaken your position, as well, so we recommend staying calm and amiable, even when you feel frustrated.
Take Careful Notes
Your lawyer will track the details of your claim, but it helps if you also collect information about any discussions you have with Nationwide agents. You can also request that participants record any meetings around your settlement.
How Does Nationwide Try to Minimize Settlements?
Nationwide may try to minimize the compensation you receive after a car accident in Atlanta. In many cases, insurance representatives will issue standard lowball offers, made without any consideration of your needs when you file a car accident claim in Nationwide.
In some cases, insurance agents will stick to a narrow view of policy coverage and try to use technicalities to deny your claim. They may also attempt to delay your claim until you give up and accept a lower offer.
Fortunately, you do not have to deal with these strategies alone. Instead, you can work with a lawyer who will put you first and stand up for your best interests.
Speak to Us About Negotiating a Settlement with Nationwide
You can find out how to negotiate a settlement with Nationwide with our legal team at John Foy & Associates. A car accident lawyer from our team will discuss your situation and track your losses, handling complicated negotiations on your behalf.
Find out more by calling or filling out our online contact form.