- You and your attorney write a demand letter asking for more than what you are reasonably hoping to receive
- The insurance adjuster will come back and argue that your claim is not as strong as was stated. This can include trying to poke holes in your case or claim that certain costs should not be covered. They may counter offer with a low-ball compensation package
- Your attorneys will refute the claims made by the adjuster one by one and show that you are owed the money asked for. Depending on the counter offer, we may lower our offer accordingly or not
- The insurance adjuster again may argue against our claims, and will likely raise their offer.
However, it is hard to say exactly how much time this negotiation process will take for any given personal injury claim. In some claims, there is clear proof of negligence and liability, giving our attorneys a much stronger negotiation position.
In other situations, fault may not be as clearly defined, or there may be debate over the full extent of your injuries, and the affect those injuries have had on your life. Every personal injury claim is different, so your best bet for obtaining a rough timeline when it comes to negotiations is to speak with our attorneys regarding your particular situation.