If you were recently injured in a car accident, you might not be sure about the next steps you should take in order to seek financial compensation for your injuries. Assuming that you have already left the scene of the collision, I hope you were able to gather evidence at the scene where the accident occurred. Photographs from the area where the accident happened, including pictures of property damage and injuries, can be extremely helpful in supporting your claim. In addition, I hope you were able to gather contact information for anyone involved in the crash or who may have witnessed it. Now that you have left the scene, whether you are at home trying to recover or you are in the hospital, I want to make sure you know what comes next in the claims process.
Report the Accident to Your Auto Insurer
If you have not already done so, you will need to report the car accident to your auto insurance company as soon as possible. Remember that your auto insurer is not your advocate. Do not provide any subjective information that the insurer could try to use against you or to deny your claim.
See a Doctor for a Medical Assessment
If you have not done so, see a doctor as soon as possible to get checked out. Some injuries do not result in immediate signs or symptoms, and you could risk losing a portion of your damages award if the at-fault driver can show that your injuries worsened because you waited too long to seek treatment.
Talk with a Car Accident Lawyer About Filing an Insurance Claim
Now it is time to speak with a car accident lawyer about filing an insurance claim. I can discuss the benefits and limitations of first-party and third-party claims, and I can work with you to file a claim that gives you the best chance of receiving a strong settlement offer from the insurance company.
File a Car Accident Lawsuit
If the insurance company does not make a final settlement offer that is sufficient to cover all of the losses you have experienced in the car crash, it is time to let me help you with a car accident lawsuit. By filing a civil lawsuit against the at-fault party (or parties), you can seek a wide variety of damages to compensate you for all of your losses, from medical bills and lost wages to the pain and suffering you have experienced.
Contact Me for Assistance with Your Car Crash Claim
Motor vehicle collisions do not need to happen, but they do, unfortunately, occur with regularity as a result of negligent drivers. If you were recently injured in a crash and need assistance with your auto insurance claim and negotiating a fair settlement, I can fight for your right to the compensation you deserve. If you were denied a fair settlement from the insurance company, or if insurance limits have prevented you from obtaining sufficient compensation to cover your losses, I can help you to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver or any other liable party who could be responsible for your injuries.
If you were harmed in a collision and someone else was at fault, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Give me a call today at 877.944.4373 to get started on your car accident case.