Contacting insurance companies after a car crash can be tricky to navigate, especially if you are injured. Insurance companies aim to pay both parties as little as possible, but there are steps that you can follow to maximize the potential of your claim.
Gather as Much Evidence as You Can
Gathering as much evidence as possible following an accident is extremely important when filing a claim with an insurance company. Valuable evidence can include pictures, videos, police reports, and proof of medical expenses. All this documentation can be used to help your attorney prove the details of your case.
Keep Records of Everything
Keeping track of everything that happened at the time of the accident is a great way to help make the most of your claim. For example, if you have any medical or car expenses, make sure that you organize your documents carefully and keep them readily available. Having key information at your disposal is essential and can help show that you are proactive.
Communicate Carefully and Clearly
Although it is the at-fault parties’ responsibility to report incidents to their insurance provider, it is wise to contact the other driver’s insurance to make sure everything is reported quickly and correctly. Similarly, apologizing to the other driver, insurer, or law enforcement could be used against you and taken as an omission of guilt or fault. Therefore, make sure that you do not apologize to the other person. Instead, consult your attorney on what should be said.
Hire an Attorney to Maximize the Impact of Your Claim
An experienced attorney will know how to make the most of your personal injury claim by gathering evidence and negotiating on your behalf. Our lawyers also work directly with insurance companies to describe the events that occurred and explain any losses or expenses that you may have experienced. They could fight to make sure that you receive both the justice and the financial compensation you deserve.
Contact our office to learn more about dealing with insurance companies and how one of our attorneys can help.