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We treat our clients with kindness, compassion, and respect. We provide each client attentive, personal service and regularly communicate with our clients throughout the claims process.
Why Choose Gaylord Claims?

We understand how insurance companies operate and leverage this knowledge for maximum results.

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We return calls and keep our clients updated regularly. We understand that this process is unfamiliar to most people and we will guide you as we navigate the claims process together. We meet with you in person, discuss the complexities of your case and put your mind at ease.

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Fair Fee Agreement

All cases are accepted on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay unless we win your case. Our extensive experience in auto claims affords us a unique perspective, which lowers the cost of case handling and ensures you never pay more than 25% of the total claim settlement.

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Focused on Results

We evaluate the success of each case by the final outcome.  We accept cases with the end goal of maximizing our client’s final settlement. We have the experience and resources to fully investigate your case and will stand with you until the end.

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Less Stress for You

The insurance company is likely to pressure you to settle your case as soon as possible if you ‘re not represented by an advocate. We address the fine details for you and will work hard to mitigate your stress so that your recovery can be your priority.

Frequently Asked
Questions

Every case is different so it is hard to answer this question. Some cases can be resolved quickly because there isn’t a lot of money at stake or the insurance company decides to act reasonably. In other cases, the insurance company may act unfairly to you. In these cases, the case may result in a long process and even trial.

This is impossible to know until we have more facts and an opportunity to review medical records and speak to your doctors. Factors that affect the value of a case include the degree of injury, pre-injury health, the facts of the incident that caused the injury, whether the injured person is likable, whether the at-fault party is likable, where the case happened and more. Consult with an experienced personal injury case manager to see if your case has merit.

The scene of an accident is often chaotic, but it is important to remain as calm as possible and take certain steps to protect your health and your legal rights. If emergency medical personnel advise you to go for emergency care, you should listen to them and seek the necessary medical treatment. If you can remain on the scene, you should do the following:

  • Wait for law enforcement and give them your side of the story;
  • Collect the names and contact information of witnesses and anyone involved in the collision;
  • Take photos of the scene and make notes of any unusual weather or road conditions;
  • Seek a medical evaluation to ensure any injuries are timely diagnosed.

Any party that acted negligently and contributed to causing the accident may be held responsible for your medical expenses and other losses. Some examples of negligent parties in collisions include the following:

  • Distracted drivers;
  • Drunk drivers;
  • Aggressive drivers;
  • Drivers who violated traffic laws;
  • Government entities that failed to maintain, inspect, or repair the roads;
  • Auto manufacturers that sold defective brakes, tires, airbags, or other pertinent auto parts.

It is highly important to identify the correct negligent party so that you can seek compensation from them. The action you take to seek recovery can vary based on whether the liable party is a person, a company, or the local government.

When you make a claim with the responsible party’s insurance company, you will likely receive a settlement offer. Many people believe their only option is to accept the offer, however, accepting a settlement that does not fully cover all of your losses can result in financial disaster. Once you accept a settlement, you will have to sign a release that waives your right to file a subsequent lawsuit. Therefore, if the settlement is too low, you will have no other way of obtaining compensation and will be responsible for paying your own medical bills and incurring your other losses with no legal relief. Unfortunately, many insurance companies begin with a low offer, so you should always review settlement offers with an experienced case manager before accepting anything.

DV claims arise after a vehicle has been damaged by the negligence of another driver.  The claim arises from the fact that a vehicle that has been involved the crash is now worth less than a similar vehicle that has not been involved in a collision.  The DV is the difference between what the vehicle was worth before the crash and what the vehicle is worth afterwards.

The amount can vary greatly.  To determine the amount of the claim an expert will look at how much the car was worth immediately after the collision compared to how much it was worth immediately before the collision.

Each claim is unique, but usually vehicle make, model, mileage and year are important. Also, the damage to the vehicle is important.  Whether or not OEM (factor) parts were used is a variable that can be taken into account as well.

If you handle the claim yourself you should make a claim against the insurer of the at-fault vehicle that damaged your vehicle.

Experts that are usually people that have worked in automotive repair industry for years render an opinion regarding the diminished value.  They are usually paid a fee for their work and can provide you a report regarding their findings and the amount of the diminished value.  At Gaylord Claims, we are the experts because we’ve been trained by insurance companies to evaluate vehicle valuations.

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