Dealing With Auto Accident Claims
Maneuvering through the delicate and intricate legal twists and turns of accident law and insurance law can be overwhelming. The landscape and environment of auto accident claims can be an intimidating task for many victims. The process and path for being successful can be a challenge for a non-injury law attorney. For the successful path is a highly detailed process, in which any incorrect statement or wrong decision can result in you losing all or most of the compensation you should have been paid.
In the aftermath of an auto accident, and in the subsequent legal case, getting access to the compensation and resources you need and deserve may seem like a mystery by itself.
You need competent experienced representation when taking on the auto insurers.
First, there are a number of things you need to do after having an accident.
- You need to know whom to Contact, and what to tell them when you do contact them Many of the problems an accident victims faces when filing an claim stem from knowing not only who to contact, what to say to them when you do, but also how to contact them.
- You need to seek medical attention. To begin, you need to contact both your primary care physician, if you have one, your primary care clinic if that’s what you have and an emergency room if you have neither. Also, you need to contact any possible involved insurance companies right away.
- You must document your personal injuries. You should create official paperwork and reports documenting your adverse health effects and/or injuries which result from your accident, as documentation will play a big part in your eventual accident claim.
- Follow doctors’ orders. Next, follow your doctor or nurse practitioner’s orders. If you need medication, find a way to get it legally. If you can’t afford the prescription, there may be charities which can help. Your doctor or nurse practitioner may have samples they can give you. At a minimum, keep the prescription safe and it can be used as evidence.
- Work Restrictions. Do not exceed any work or activity restrictions your medical professional places upon you. If the doctor specifically tells you not to work and gives you a work excuse, then you should not go to work. Just stay home and make the best of things, as needed. If your doctor or nurse practitioner tells you not to engage in a recreational activity, then don’t. Follow Doctor’s orders with regard to things like housework, shopping, driving, etc. It can be inconvenient, but it may pay off in the end.
When speaking with the insurance companies involved in your accident, it’s important that you know the right questions to ask. Our advice, do not speak with the insurance carries. You need to know how they will establish fault in your case. You need to know such things are what injuries and treatments are and are not covered under any policy that might apply to the accident.
Having all the facts, information and evidence relevant to your case before you contact the insurance companies is a good idea. All the evidence you have about your claim will help create a clearer picture of what happened in your accident, and give you a better case for financial compensation.
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