Q: I'm hoping to get info on settling a claim after I was rear-ended by another driver in my handicapped/wheelchair van
All State is the insurance and is willing to settle the medical portion but because they could not find an adequate vehicle for me to use and because of the nature of the repairs, I was out a vehicle for more than 3 weeks. My daughter has a specialized wheelchair and we missed out on a lot of fun fall activities because I didn't have a vehicle. I want to be compensated for this loss of use and would rather not hire a lawyer as I have been going back and forth with them since October but also want to have the right info so I can advocate for what I deserve.
A: You do not have to hire a lawyer but most insurance companies will not take you seriously without a lawyer, especially on a loss of use claim and/or speculative general damages. That said, it is your choice. Please note that most attorneys practicing in the filed of injury/accident law will provide a free initial consultation-----perhaps contact a few and take them up on it and fi after speaking with a few you then decide to pursue this matter without a lawyer at least you have had the benefit of a few legal consults. Good luck.
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