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Traffic Accident

Traffic Accident - Our Three Key Strengths

Bargaining power over insurance companies

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We understand that traffic accidents can be a stressful time. Insurance company, however, deal with a traffic accident claim all the time and usual has tricks or skills in negotiation. On the other hand, an individual normally has no experience or no knowledge in negotiating with Insurance company. 

Therefore, it is inevitable that the insurance company capitalize on you having a lack of knowledge. This is not always the case. If a lawyer were to come in to negotiate on your behalf, the lawyer would use every source of information or experts available to them to make a batter case.  

Not only you can ease your pain dealing with the issues, but also, you may have better conditions on the compensation claim.


Smooth Transition to Obtain Grade of Disability 

スムーズに取得In order to complete an assessment of damages, you will have to have a checkup from a doctor who will make a full- review of the extent of your injuries. However, since doctors only medical professionals, they may not be familiar with the legal technicalities. And for that, they may make assessments that undervalue the sum of compensation that you are entitled to. At our firm, we have lawyers with a strong background in medicine who can assess your injuries and  can give you an accurate assessment of your damages.


High-level support system that shares the know-how with all branches

高レベルサポート体制In order to minimize the psychological burden of traffic accident victims and their families may suffer, we have put in place a comprehensive support system that covers everything from negotiations with insurance companies to the continuation of medical expense payments, support for damage assessments, settlements with the insurance companies, and the settlement of lawsuits (if necessary).


 Can I increase the amount of compensation without a lawyer?

Many would try to negotiate with an insurance company on their own to save the costs of hiring an attorney.
However, with an assistance of a lawyer, you can capitalize on Court standards compensation because there is a chance that the insurance company thinks that we will go through with court proceedings to actually challenge the case.
It is not recommended that an individual with no legal knowledge or experience actually negotiates conditions of the compensation with an insurance company.

Three compensation standards for traffic accidents

Automobile liability insurance standards

Automobile liability insurance is a mandatory insurance policy that drivers are required to have.
Compensation of Automobile liability insurance standards is based on the amount paid by the automobile liability insurance, and as you can imagine, it is set at the lowest rate. Insurers would try to bring up the Automobile liability insurance standards's compensation as a settlement to lower the amount.
If you are settling a case without knowing anything about the insurance company, you will reduce the amount of compensation that you would otherwise receive.


Voluntary insurance standards

Voluntary insurance sets the amount of compensation based on its own payment standards.

They offer a slightly better amount of compensation than Automobile liability insurance does.

Although, a voluntary insurance company offers the maximum amount of compensation they can do, it is safe to say that the amount is not nearly close to what the court standard can offers.  


Court standards

Court standards is based on the amount expected from an actual trial.
This is considered to be the fair standard amount anyone gets since it is an objective amount decided  by court.
Further, the amount Court decides on is non binding, and there are cases in which the amount of compensation is increased.


Out-of-court settlement offer is usually based on Automobile liability insurance standards or Voluntary insurance standards

The insurance company is trying to reduce the as much payment of damages as possible.
For this reason, they first present the amount of compensation based on the automobile liability insurance standard. If it were to be denied, they next  present the compensation that the Voluntary insurance standards would offer and try to settle the case.
However, in some cases, a trial could result in more than twice as much amount of compensation as the Voluntary insurance offers.
So, with that logic, can an individual challenge to the insurance company making that claim?
Unfortunately, the answer is NO. If you are really intended to sue, you should already have had an attorney to represent on your behalf.  
If the lawyer negotiates directly, it gives the insurance company an impression that trial may be on the table.
As a result, the person in charge of the insurance company has to make an adjustment to settle the case by raising the payment amount before it is brought to court.

There is a possibility that, even without a trial, the amount of compensation could increases to the point, which is equivalent to the Court standards.


Benefits of consulting lawyers - Traffic Accidents

Capable of increasing an amount of compensation

賠償金額Specialized in dealing with the traffic accidents and are capable and experienced with almost all sorts of circumstance.

Most of perpetrators have an voluntary insurance coverage, so the negotiation with the victim is conducted by the insurance company.

If you consult with our lawyers, you will have a higher chance of getting court- standard based compensation, which is as twice much amount as the insurance company usually offers.

Strong bargaining power with insurance companies

強い交渉力

It is not recommended to negotiate with the insurance company on your own since without the necessary knowledge or experience, you are more likely to leave the negotiation empty handed. 

Our experienced lawyers will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. The stressful time in negotiating with the insurance company is gone, and not to worry about leaving the negotiation empty-handed.     

Negotiations to prevent the discontinuation of treatment

打ち切りを防止

The Insurance coverage for Medical expenses and leave Work compensation are generally discontinued after a period of 3 to 6 months.

With the help of lawyer, you could have a continuous treatment and received enough leave Work compensation, 

Obtaining an appropriate grade of disability certification

後遺障害等級認定

In order to obtain an appropriate grade of disability certification, not only having extensive medical knowledge is required, but also good assessment on the accident and complicated procedural work must be also done.

If you hire an attorney who is specialized in the procedures, you can smoothly obtain an appropriate grade of disability which could help increase the amount of compensation.


If your car insurance coverage comes with the legal expenses covers, you may be able to hire a lawyer free of charge!

Please check with your car insurance for further details.

弁護士費用特約There are cases where he legal expenses covers is included in the car insurance coverage that you signed off on.
If you have the legal expenses covers, fees that you usually pay for consulting or hiring a lawyer will be compensated by your insurance company.  
Even if you need to pay attorneys' fees, up to 3 million yen, your insurance company will  compensate. You often do not have to pay attorneys' fees and can effectively claim damages.
If you have checked the coverage that you are taking on and you have a Attorneys' Fees Special Clause, you should actively use it.
In some cases, the Attorneys' Fees Special Clause may be applied to the automobile insurance in which your family is enrolled. If applicable, please consult with the insurance company, etc. in which you are enrolled.
In addition to automobile insurance, there may also be Attorneys' Fees Special Clause in fire and non-life insurance.


Improving the cost system to prevent victims from losing money

We have established a clear fee structure that allows us to pay a consultation fee of 0 yen and a start fee of 0 yen, and to pay a compensation fee of 200,000 yen plus 10% of the amount collected.
In addition, since the compensation is paid in full in arrears, the company is entitled to pay the compensation after obtaining the insurance or compensation.
With respect to the final compensation, if you pay an attorney's fee from there, adjust it so that the amount remaining on hand will not be lower than the settlement price originally offered by the insurance company.
In other words, in the event that the amount of compensation that can be secured falls below the settlement price offered by the insurance company if the lawyer's fees are paid, the lawyer's fees for the shortage will not be paid.
Accordingly, please feel confident that your request will not cause any loss to our office.
The attorneys' fees for Attorneys' Fees Special Clause use are based on the former JFBA Compensation Standards.


For people living in the vicinity of Mito City and suffering from traffic accidents

交通事故案件The Legal Profession Corporation for Traffic Accidents has a large number of lawyers with proven track records in traffic accidents, providing prompt and full support to clients.
We have established a system that enables all branches to share information on the contents and results of each project, so we always maintain the best level of support.
Please feel free to consult with us first, as there is no charge for consulting.

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