Insurance companies are never a fun group to deal with, but we discuss the best ways to take your claim seriously.
Seek Medical Attention Immediately.
You should seek medical attention as soon as possible after your accident, even if you don't think you're hurt that badly. You might have a concussion or other serious injuries that don't show up until later.
In addition to a physical exam and treatment for any injuries sustained in the accident, a doctor will check for internal injuries, such as ruptured organs or blood clots in veins and arteries, that could become life-threatening if not treated promptly.
Suppose you wait too long before seeking treatment after an accident. In that case, it could be too late or difficult to collect compensation from insurance companies due to their delay tactics during litigation.
Get A Police Report.
The police report is your first step in getting the compensation you deserve. The police report details all relevant information about an accident, including who was involved, what happened, where it happened, and when. In addition to being used for insurance claims, this document can also be helpful when filing personal injury claims and criminal charges against other drivers who were at fault in an accident or crime.
Write Down Everything You Can
Get the names and contact information of other parties involved in the accident. This can be crucial if you need to file a personal injury lawsuit later on.
Take pictures of the accident scene, including skid marks and debris on the road, which you may use as evidence in your case.
Write down any details about how it happened: Were there any witnesses? What time did it occur? How fast were you driving at the time? Did someone cut in front of you or slam on their brakes suddenly? The more specific these details are (and documented), the easier they'll be to remember when things start getting fuzzy with all those insurance calls!
Be Thorough In Your Documentation
Write down the names and contact information of everyone who comes to speak with you about your car accident. If someone from an insurance company calls, ask them for their full name and phone number so that you can keep track of who is calling.
Keep a record of when each person called or visited your home after the accident since this information can help determine the timeframe in which they should be held responsible for any delays during the claim process.
The most important thing to do after an accident is to stay calm and focused. The adrenaline rush that comes after a car crash can make it difficult for some people to think clearly, but this is exactly what you need to be doing if you want your insurance company to pay up. Take a deep breath and focus on the task at hand—documenting your injuries and explaining what happened in detail.
Piering Law Firm is ready to help you with all your legal needs after a roadside accident. Call (916) 476-2399 today for a free consultation