The book that helps you overcome the insurance companies' Goliath! Dealing with insurance companies and lawyers when filing a personal injury claim can feel like another accident is in the offing. But you can handle a claim yourself -- 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, determine what your claim is worth, handle a property-damage claim, deal with uncooperative doctors, lawyers and insurance companies, counter the special tactics insurance companies use, prepare a claim for compensation, negotiate a full and fair settlement and stay on top of your case if you hire a lawyer. This completely updated edition of How to Win Your Personal Injury Claim provides your state's most recent laws, small-claims court limits and Department of Insurance information.