How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim, 3rd Ed

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9780873375290: How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim, 3rd Ed

Armed with the right information, you can handle your own personal injury claim -- 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
* evaluate what your claim is worth
* handle a property-damage claim
* deal with uncooperative lawyers, insurance companies and doctors
* avoid insurance company run-arounds
* obtain a full and fair settlement
* save for yourself what you would have paid an attorney
* stay on top of your case if you decide to hire an attorney

This revised edition of How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim has a new chapter about hiring and working with a lawyer, plus new information for claimants who must undergo medical examinations.

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About the Author:

Joseph Matthews has been an attorney since 1971, and from 1975 to 1977 he taught at the law school of the University of California, Berkeley. He has for many years been involved in matters relating to seniors, and is the author of Social Security, Medicare & Pensions and Beat the Nursing Home Trap, as well as How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim.

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The industries that are supposed to help people when they are injured actually make receiving compensation more difficult, asserts the author, who is a lawyer. According to Matthews, the health, insurance, and legal communities, more concerned with profit than genuine assistance, make the essentially simple claim process long and confusing. His book sets out to help individuals cut through the red tape when filing and pursuing a personal injury claim. It clearly and thoroughly outlines the basic principles of liability, insurance coverage, the valuation of the claim, negotiating, and finalizing a settlement. The inclusion of tips on state-by-state variations in time limits on filing and monetary thresholds, plus advice on what to do if the accident is caused by a government agency, makes this an essential purchase for public libraries.
- Joan Pedzich, Harris, Beach & Wilcox, Rochester, N.Y.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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