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How does the settlement process work for a St Petersburg personal injury claim? Now, what prompted this video is that our clients, uh, although they're aware that we are sending demands or are in the negotiation process for their personal injury claim, they are not intimately involved into the, in the interactions between my office and the insurance companies. So I wanted to film a video basically to explain to our clients what, what exactly we do, uh, as we prepare a demand and then what we do specifically during the settlement process to arrive at the number and then ultimately get them to check for their, uh, for their claim. So this, this video really starts at the completion of treatment phase. All right. So our clients were in some type of accident, uh, some personal injury related accident in st Petersburg could even be a car accident, slip and fall, trip and fall, whatever the case may be.

They've completed their treatment and now they're ready for demand. And we already have an insurance adjuster and an insurance company on the other side. And what we need to do at that point is we have to compile all of the medical records, all of the medical bills, all of the liens. And it's not an overnight process. It takes time to make sure that all those numbers are correct and we're not missing anything because obviously we don't want to send out a demand and we're missing a bill that you could have been, you could have received compensation for. So it takes some time. Medical providers are not quick either. They don't send it to you the next day. So there's always a little bit of a lag or delay in compiling all the bills and records. So what we then do is we evaluate all of the medical records we've looked for whatever surgery, if there's a surgery recommendation, if there's a recommendation for injections, whatever the case may be.

We compile all the bills and all the records and we outlined to the insurance company what exactly happened. So first portion of the demand is a statement as far as liability, what happened in the accident, who's at fault, and why we believe that, uh, liability is to be placed at the, on the other person's shoulders. The next phase then is a complete summary of all of the injuries, all the recommendations, as I mentioned earlier, for any type of future treatment. Then the bills, then any type of lost wage claim that may be out there. And then any recommendations for future medical bills or future lost wages. So it's very in depth. Finally, what I like to do in every one of my personal injury cases is to have my staff speak to the client one last time to find out exactly how the injuries have affected their life, their lives.

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