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Had an Accident – no fun dealing with the Insurance Company
If you are filing a personal injury case, there is also a huge chance that you will be dealing with an insurance company. It is given that once you got involved in a car or auto accident, medical malpractice, dog bites, slip fall, or even any verbal or physical abuse, anyone who is involved in one of these kinds of negligence or irresponsibility towards you will be asked to provide you with compensation, often issued by their own insurance company. Thus, since you will be dealing related factors on charges, compensation, and insurance company, it is crucial that you fully understand how to properly negotiate and handle insurance liability claims.
Insurance adjusters are frequently assigned to personal injury cases and they are in charge to investigate facts, determining how much a specific case is worth. However, they do not work for you nor are interested in making sure you get the fair and just compensation, rather, they work for the insurance company in order to keep the payouts as low as possible (to gain more profits).
Even though insurance adjusters’ goal is to pay the lowest amount possible, they have an ultimate goal of avoiding any lawsuit, making a settlement offer any injured party will accept. If, however, no settlement is agreed upon before the court, the injured party has the right to file a lawsuit, and if the defendant has been proven guilty, the judge or jury shall make the right decision as well as appropriate charges for the damage done.
You also have to remember that filing a personal injury case against the defendant also means that the insurance company can end up paying a very high fee if the jury feels sympathy for you. In addition, some legal fees as well as miscellaneous costs can also add to the expense of the insurance company.
The demand letter is a written statement, enumerating what you will accept in order to settle the case. If you will be sending the demand letter, you also start negotiating with the insurance adjuster instead of the insurance adjuster being the first one writing down what is fair payment for you. Starting a demand letter can possibly result in a more favourable final outcome for you.
Know the policy limits of the insurance company in order for you to also determine the maximum payout. While you could technically get a judgement for a much larger amount as compared to the maximum payment from the insurer, you should also try to collect the excess from the defendant personally.
Make sure that you do not accept any settlement offer not until you have known of the full extent of the damage and injuries, which, you have suffered and until you are confident that the settlement is just and fair. Once you have accepted the offer and signed a release of all claims, you should know that you cannot change your mind nor sue the defendant after.
The above factors are just a few of the most important things you have to do when dealing with the insurance company. However, one strongest way in claiming what is just and right for you is to use your evidence to prove the fault of the defendant and also the injuries you have gained. Presenting evidence is necessary for you to be able to get a desirable settlement and also avoiding further discussion by going to court....
Search Engine Optimization
What is the Search First SEO process?
Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, has a little voodoo associated with it. What exactly is it? More importantly, how can it help your business grow? Let’s go through it all…An example of how SEO works.
Let’s say you run a landscaping business in Fairfax, VA. A consumer or prospective new client may very well go to Google and type in “landscaping company in Fairfax.” You’ll want your Web site to show up – right at the top! If the person who did that search sees your Web site, they are likely to become a customer.
At Search First Internet Marketing, we’ll help you get your Web site found, so that you have an opportunity to GET NEW CUSTOMERS. After all, isn’t that what it’s all about?
By following a very detailed and deliberate process, we’ll analyze your Web site and then optimize each page, so that they will be likely to show up in the search engine results.How our Optimization Process WorksKeyword Research – We can help your Web site show up in the search engines when specified words are searched on. First, we need to decide what words those are. We use sophisticated tools to identify which words will deliver the best visitors to your Web site.Web Site Optimization Plan – We will comb over your Web site and find any and all areas that need to be improved for the search engines. We will provide a detailed Site Optimization Plan that will lay out, step by step, changes need to get your site found online.Site Optimization Implementation –
If you do no have a technical expertise to make the change the optimization changes yourself, Search First will do it for you.Content Building – We may find that your site does not have the necessary content to rank in the search engines. We will write brand new pages for your Web site for you. Each page will be optimized for the search engines based on keywords that are profitable.Link Building – One of the most important aspects of SEO is building high quality inbound links to your site. Search First will develop and execute a link building campaign that will grow your backlinks, which will help you rank higher! To build backlinks, we’ll use many techniques:
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Forums and blogs
SEO optimized articles
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Many more white-hat techniquesSite Submission – Search First will help submit your site to the search engines. We will do this by manual submission and by creating an XML sitemap. This will ensure that the search engines can easily crawl and index your site.Analysis – We will drop analytics on your Web site so that we can capture all kinds of marketing data. What keywords were used to find your site? which search engines are sending you traffic? how much traffic? What are the best and the worst page? And on and on. From this, we can make decisions that will help improve your web site performance.Ongoing Consulting – SEO is not a one time engagement. Because a search engine, not to mention industry competition, is ever-changing, we’ll work with you for the long term. We spend hours each month polishing your site and helping you reach higher and higher rankings.
Search Engine Optimization is a complicated process. We’ll do the work for you so you can focus on the important thing…growing your business.Free Website EvaluationWant to know if your Web site is optimized for search engines? Just contact us and we’ll tell you how you’re doin. At Search First, we do it the RIGHT way: A real person- a search engine expert -will examine your site and provide you with a document outlining what you’re doing…BlogThese are the kinds of questions Search First takes very seriously. When we embark on a new campaign, we look at the entire business. What are the goals? Where will you be a year from now?News & EventsI’ll be joining up with PRWeb to present a full day workshop on marketing best practices, search engine optimization and how to effectively use a news release. Don’t miss this!Free website Evaluation and customized proposal to Grow Your Business....